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  •  the problem with that is that people do change (5+ / 0-)

    and erase things or add things hoping to go after doctors' in law suits.  When our doctor was moving his practice this came up over and over again, people wanting their records to take them to their new doctor.

    If there was some way to secure what it in those records or at least two copies one for the patient and one for the medical establishment, this would be good.

    Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

    by Clytemnestra on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 07:32:13 PM PST

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    •  OMG - for once, I disagree with you :) (5+ / 0-)

      I'm a bitch about my medical records - if I have a scan or a procedure or surgery or whatever, I get copies of everything, and I don't take "no" for an answer. It's my body and I pay the bills, making the records mine. I used to have to fight for them, but I've noticed a greater willingness recently to give me what I want.

      •  I don't think we are disagreeing as much (3+ / 0-)
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        as you might think ---  you get the COPIES., which I think is actually what should happen.

        BUT  I have met enough people who are willing to commit fraud to be able to sue doctors, that if they were the sole custodians of their records they would change them.

        Look at our society, look at how much malpractice insurance has risen - it would happen.

        I have actually corrected problems in my medical file when I've gotten to look at them -- like  in my gyno's office when my files listed two therapeutic abortions instead of miscarriages.

        I think both doctor and patient should have a copy.. but neither one should be in sole possession. Just like your high school and college transcript.  Does that make it a little more clear?  Are we still in disagreement?

        Now saying that, my medical records at this point would take up at least 2 bankers boxes ;-)

        Bumper sticker seen on I-95; "Stop Socialism" my response: "Don't like socialism? GET OFF the Interstate highway!"

        by Clytemnestra on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 07:52:29 PM PST

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