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Re: What is and is NOT the medical record?

  >We have an interesting debate raging here:
  >Are tissue samples, x-rays, fetal monitor strips, ultrasound videotapes and
  >the like which are external to the "medical record proper," but which contain
  >information about the patient and the patient's treatment, part of the
  >"medical record"?  If not, who has the right to say what will happen with
  >them and who can have access to them?
  I had difficult time getting my dental x-rays away from a dentist after
  telling her that I was changing dentists.  She claimed that the insurance
  company owned them.
  >The research I've conducted so far has led to conflicting conclusions, and I
  >wanted to know if anyone else has thought about it.