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[When medical records are the best witness].

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Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2008 Mar 31;170(14):1143-5
Publication Type
Article
Date
Mar-31-2008
Author
Synne Søndergaard
Author Affiliation
Personaleafdelingen, Rigshospitalet, DK-2100 København Ø. synne.soendergaard@rh.regionh.dk
Source
Ugeskr Laeger. 2008 Mar 31;170(14):1143-5
Date
Mar-31-2008
Language
Danish
Publication Type
Article
Keywords
Access to Information - legislation & jurisprudence
Confidentiality - legislation & jurisprudence
Denmark
Forensic Medicine - legislation & jurisprudence
Humans
Insurance Claim Review - legislation & jurisprudence
Medical Records - legislation & jurisprudence
Wounds and Injuries - diagnosis - etiology
Abstract
This article looks at the development in the increasing use of medical records in the Danish Courts as well as outside the courts in cases of personal injury. The Danish Supreme Court puts the presence of all material above the protection of the confidential relationship between doctor and patient. It is not yet clear to what extent the use of medical records will be accepted. This development raises questions regarding legal security for patients and sets higher requirements for medical and legal personnel. Medical records give important testimony in cases regarding personal injury. It is therefore important for medical personnel to be aware of the content of the medical record, as it might be used and interpreted in the courtroom in a different manner than intended.
PubMed ID
18405477 View in PubMed
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