oa De Rebus - Access to medical information



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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