Prosecutors have been ordered to make a fifth attempt at resolving a legal wrangle ahead of the manslaughter trial of former Bundaberg surgeon Jayant Patel.

Patel is accused of causing the death of 75-year-old Mervyn Morris at the Bundaberg Hospital in 2003.

It is alleged Mr Morris was unfit to undergo an operation performed by Patel.

The former doctor is due to face trial in the Supreme Court next month accused of manslaughter.

As part of the trial process, prosecutors must particularise what it is they allege Patel did to cause the death of his patient.

They have already had four attempts.

During a brief hearing in Brisbane, Justice George Fryberg struck out the latest attempt.

He ordered prosecutors to redraft the document for a fifth time and provide more details to Patel's defence team about Mr Morris's liver and heart disease.

 

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