'Doctor, I'd Like You to Change My Medical Record'

'Doctor, I'd Like You to Change My Medical Record'

In the UMHS study, requests to expunge correct information represented just a sliver of patients’ total requests. The requests amounted to 6.6% of all requests, whereas 77.8% of requests involved real errors or omissions, according to the investigators. Of the valid requests, only about half were approved meaning that doctors in the UMHS study denied a large number of legitimate requests.

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