Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Access To Medical Records A Problem Many Patients Say

According to an article in USA TODAY, a common complaint among patients and families nationwide is, "It can be difficult to obtain medical records from hospitals and other treatment facilities after something goes wrong."

In 2006, USA TODAY created a Patient Safety website ( to allow readers a forum for concerns over their medical care. Missing and disputed medical records is the most common area of complaints.
"Under federal law, every patient or a designated representative has the right to see and copy the patient's medical records."
Read the full article by clicking on the link below:
Patients often struggle for access to medical records.