New Federal rules allow patients to get and to read their medical records (this does not apply to mental-health records.) This seems like good news. Now you can read for yourself what your physician is saying about you. Who wouldn’t want that, right?
The Good
Those advocating for access to their medical records claim that this will leave patients more informed. Knowing what is in their medical records will make them

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better medical consumers.  These newly enlightened patients can better discuss their situation with their doctors. In addition, proponents believe that
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