Expert report

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An expert report is a study written by one or more authorities that states findings and offers opinions.

In law, expert reports are generated by expert witnesses offering their opinions on points of controversy in a legal case, and are typically sponsored by one side or the other in a litigation in order to support that party's claims. The reports state facts, discuss details, explain reasoning, and justify the experts' conclusions and opinions.[1]

In medicine, an expert report is a critical assessment of a medical topic, for example, an independent assessment of the cost-benefit ratio of a particular medical treatment.[2]


  1. ^ Hirt TC (1999). "Expert reports". In Koeltl JG, Kiernan JS, ABA Section of Litigation. The Litigation Manual (3rd ed.). American Bar Assn. pp. 477–87. ISBN 1-57073-639-1. 
  2. ^ Marks P (2007). "Clinical research education and training for pharmaceutical staff". In Edwards LD, Fletcher AJ. Principles and Practice of Pharmaceutical Medicine (2nd ed.). Wiley. pp. 25–40. ISBN 0-470-09313-7.