April 2006
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;4/25/2006, Vol. 174 Issue 9, p1376
Academic Journal
Reflects on patients who ask to be notified of their medical test results. Complaints of patients who are not informed about their test results; Reasons for not informing patients about their test results; Rationale for debating over the idea of allowing every patient to return to discuss their test result.


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