USA Today Features Article on Patient Records
The headline screams, "Across USA, Anxiety Over Access to Patient Records."
It grabbed my attention, and I found it to be an interesting read. It seems that back in 2006, USA Today
set up a patient safety Web site
to give readers a venue to express concerns about inadequate medical care. Readers can send in their own stories, including anything they feel compromised the quality of health care.
Turns out, missing or disputed medical records are the most common source of complaints on their Web site, so they've done an expose on two situations in California where patients didn't get the medical records they requested. Be sure to check it out, and the interesting comments too. Then come back here and tell us what you think. It's always interesting to get the HIM professionals' perspective on things like this.