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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.