MDs still confused about patient access to medical records

Grant, Dorothy
May 1998
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;05/05/98, Vol. 158 Issue 9, p1126
Academic Journal
Focuses on the 1992 Canadian Supreme Court ruling on the McInerney v. MacDonald case about patient access to medical records. The precedent-setting implications disturbing to Canadian physicians; Challenges created by legal and ethical issues surrounding medical records.


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