Should insurance companies have access to patients' medical records?

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7067.1261 (Published 16 November 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1261

Risk of being denied access would be relatively small reduction in companies' profits

  1. Anisur Rahman
  1. Research fellow Bloomsbury Rheumatology Unit, University College London, London W1P 9PG

    EDITOR,—P H Smee claims that access to medical records is necessary to enable an insurance company to prevent some policyholders from profiting at the expense of others.1 The company, however, is not merely an honest broker apportioning risk between customers. It has …

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