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Letters Control of medical records

Safety of vulnerable children could be put at risk

BMJ 2012; 345 doi: (Published 18 September 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;345:e6210
  1. David Low, designated doctor for safeguarding and consultant paediatrician1,
  2. John Pettitt, ethics manager1
  1. 1Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London WC1X 8SH, UK
  1. lauren.snaith{at}

Davies effectively puts the case for enabling competent patients to take control of their records.1 Those responding have also made clear the benefits for patient care that can come from patients “proofreading” …

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