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HealthConnect and the duty of care: a dilemma for medical practitioners

journal contribution
posted on 01.08.2004, 00:00 authored by Danuta MendelsonDanuta Mendelson
This article asks whether medical practitioners' duty of care to their patients will encompass participation in the HealthConnect shared electronic records initiative. Medico-legal aspects of the HeathConnect scheme relating to the nature of shared electronic health record summaries (SEHRS) are examined, focusing on their function as an element of patient care and their ultimate purpose. The analysis is based on the premise that an incomplete and hence inaccurate shared electronic health record summary is clinically and legally more perilous than no record at all.

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Journal

Journal of law and medicine

Volume

12

Issue

1

Pagination

69 - 79

Publisher

Lawbook Co

Location

North Ryde, NSW

ISSN

1320-159X

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2004, Thomson & Legal Regulatory Ltd

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