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The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records: NYT 4/1/15
« on: April 01, 2015, 05:07:13 AM »
The more you know about your own records/conditions, AND the more research you do, the better off you'll be.   So says this article in the New York Time.

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/01/technology/the-healing-power-of-your-own-medical-data.html?action=click&pgtype=Homepage&version=Moth-Visible&module=inside-nyt-region&region=inside-nyt-region&WT.nav=inside-nyt-region


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Re: The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records: NYT 4/1/15
« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2015, 03:29:58 PM »
Thanks Elaine. I enjoyed that article. That was a big tumor!!!

That article is a perfect example of what patient empowerment is all about.

I even read a story where a young lady took some biopsy slides to a class with her and they found crohn's disease when the hospital path report said the biopsy was negative! Ouch!
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Re: The Healing Power of Your Own Medical Records: NYT 4/1/15
« Reply #2 on: April 02, 2015, 06:13:32 AM »
I picked up my records after my hospitalization a year ago.  I was still having problems getting a diagnosis and was be referred to several doctors.  I finally decided to go back to a major medical center and see their specialist.  He had received my records from my primary but was still confused about the diagnosis until I pulled out the hospital records and he was able to figure out what was going on.  Had I not brought those it would have been another doctor visit with a diagnosis being some polite form of "GOK"- God only knows.

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