Medical records : getting yours
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Medical records : getting yours a consumer"s guide to obtaining your medical records by Maria Sarath

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Published by Public Citizen"s Health Research Group in Washington, D.C .
Written in English


  • Patient Advocacy.,
  • Medical Records.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementby Maria Sarath, Melissa Auerbach & Ted Bogue ; preface by Sidney Wolfe.
ContributionsAuerbach, Melissa., Bogue, Ted.
The Physical Object
Pagination[iv], v, 63 p. ;
Number of Pages63
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14734173M

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