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Review of instruments for peer assessment of physicians: Clinics with peers keep you on the straight and narrow…

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 15 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:171
  1. Charles Essex (, consultant neurodevelopmental paediatrician
  1. Child Development Unit, Gulson Hospital, Coventry CV1 2HR

    EDITOR—Evans et al raise several points in their article reviewing methods of peer assessment.1

    Firstly, joint clinics are excellent for observing colleagues—and being observed by them—in genuine clinical situations. I regularly hold joint clinics with colleagues from overlapping specialties, such as genetics, neurology, ophthalmology, etc. I learn new ways of communicating …

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