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Role of next of kin in accessing health records of deceased relatives

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Role of next of kin in accessing health records of deceased relatives Anneke M Lucassen, Michael Parker, Robert Wheeler When potential benefits outweigh harms should clinical geneticists be given access to medical records of dead patients without relatives’ consent? Family history is an important tool used by clinical geneticists to assess risk. Patients’ recollection of family illnesses can sometimes be inaccurate or lack detail. Information obtained through medical records of the patient’s ...

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Parker, Michael J
Lucassen, Anneke
Wheeler, Robert
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BMJ Publishing Group
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British Medical Journal (BMJ) More from this journal
Issue:
328
Publication date:
2004-01-01
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http://sers009b.sers.ox.ac.uk/archive/00000946/
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2012-11-15

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