The National Library of Medicine (NLM) responds to more than 100,000 questions each year. Regularly asked questions become Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). NLM Reference and Consumer Health FAQs are at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/faqref.html . We review and update our FAQs frequently. FAQs often include national and international government agencies and non-profit organizations. One of our FAQs is about getting a copy of your medical records and medical records privacy.
The FAQ “Medical Records,” is at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/services/medical_records.html . It answers the questions 1) Where can I get a copy of my medical records? and 2) How private are my medical records? The FAQ includes links for active duty military and veterans. Under “Related Questions,” there is a link to the US and international hospitals FAQ.
Send your comments about this resource or research assistance questions to our contact form at http://apps.nlm.nih.gov/mainweb/siebel/nlm/index.cfm .
Cynthia Burke, MLS, AHIP
National Library of Medicine
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