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Medical records: practicalities and principles of patient possession.
  1. M L Gilhooly,
  2. S M McGhee
  1. University of Glasgow.

    Abstract

    This review of issues and research is in two parts: 1) practical problems surrounding patient-held records and 2) ethical arguments for and against patient-held records. We argue that research on patient-held records indicates that there are no substantial practical drawbacks and considerable ethical benefits to be derived from giving patients custody of their medical records.

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