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GPs restricting patients' access to online records

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Anon@6.42pm - any patient is welcome to come in and view their entire medical record. On-line access however is potentially dangerous. How do you know it is the patient who is accessing the record or someone who has been forced to yield their access codes to violent partners to discover what has been said? GPs keep detailed medical records to help them provide the best possible care for the patient. Sometimes that involves documenting data the patient might not like even though accurate. On line access is open to abuse and will devalue the standard of the record kept if GPs do not record relevant data for fear of abuse by a third party.

Posted date

26 Sep 2014

Posted time

11:59am

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