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Is it a Good Idea to Have Access to Your Doctor's Notes?

Few things are as personal as our health information. Yet a common complaint among patients is that they have difficulty getting hold of their private medical records. There are laws guiding how medical records are shared, some of which I discussed in this previous post.

Not infrequently, there is disagreement between doctors and patients about a patient’s right to possess his or her records, which among other items, includes a doctor’s notes. And often, in order to access their personal medical information, patients have to go to a lot of trouble and, in some cases, cost in order to do so.

Read more of my article, “When Your Medical Records are Wrong” on WebMD.

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