If the patient is not willing to accept information from his or her physician and
wishes to review the medical record him-or herself, the hospital should cooperate
with the patient's request to avoid:
a. The appearance of a cover-up, allays fears, and defuses a situation that could
lead to legal action.
b. Charges of negligence.
c. Upsetting the patient family.
d. Bad public relations.
If a patient wishes to see his or her medical records, the patient's ____________
should be notified.
Next of kin.
Since medical records contain technical information, abbreviations and
specialized terms, the record should be examined by the patient with the help of:
A representative of the hospital ethics committee.
Someone who can explain it.
It is very important for the x-ray technologist to check the before proceeding with
any contrast or special study.
X-ray requisition form.