oa De Rebus - Access to medical information

Volume 1998, Issue 365
  • ISSN : 0250-0329



The late Rika Pretorius, a lawyer, raised the question of access to medical information, promoting the full disclosure of all medical records on request ('Opinion' South African Medical Journal 1996; 86: 330-332). Pre-empting counter argument, she said, [Even] if the information is meaningless, it still does not justify nondisclosure. If the records are, in fact, meaningless, they cannot harm the patient.'

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