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French patients gain access to medical records

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: (Published 13 October 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:826
  1. Alexandre Dorozynski
  1. Paris

    The French parliament last week approved a bill to give patients access to their medical records. Currently, doctors can withhold any information they feel may be harmful to patients.

    The proposed legislation states that any person has the right to access medical data about him or her kept by professionals or health establishments. The information includes reports, test results, surveillance records, and any correspondence between health professionals unless it contains information about …

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