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What are the disadvantages of having access to my health records?

There generally are no disadvantages to having access to your health records; however, it may be difficult or challenging for some people to understand and interpret the information contained in medical records. Patients are strongly encouraged to use this as an opportunity to open a conversation with their healthcare provider to gain a better understanding of the content in their health records and what it means for their health.

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