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View Diary: If you support Single Payor, do you support a National Health Records Database? (87 comments)

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  •  It's not necessary but would be far more efficient (1+ / 0-)
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    than having to sign off and have something accessed (hoping the info you gave them is all correct) before they can get relevant records. Presumably all GP's will have to deal with an influx of random patients who no longer have to wait to return home where their insurance is good...and if there's no database than I can see a massive pain in the ass for them.

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    by GoGoGoEverton on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 09:14:18 AM PDT

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    •  You think GPs generally consult (0+ / 0-)

      records beforehand?  Typically they are literally reviewing the last few visits notes RIGHT before they walk in the room.  There is no way they would request records for a random out-of-towner no matter how "easy" it is.

      •  I would like them to in my case (0+ / 0-)

        Since I have multiple allergies, especially if I'm unconscious.

        I'm thinking about the ER, not the regular doctor's office.

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        by splashy on Wed Aug 28, 2013 at 02:24:50 PM PDT

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