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# Though they soon will, patients should not have a legal

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12. â€œThough they soon will, patients should not have a legal right to see their medical records. As a doctor, I see two reasons for this. First, giving them access will be time-wasting because it will significantly reduce the amount of time that medical staff can spend on more important duties, by forcing them to retrieve and return files. Second, if my experience is anything to go by, no patients are going to ask for access to their records anyway.â€

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09 May 2005, 18:10
Answer is A- only A means that the second reason does not cancel the first since the doctor must have the records READY regardless of whether the patients ask for them or not since the LAW requires that it must be ready immediately and not just ready to be retrieved

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10 May 2005, 05:39
1) Patients will soon have legal right to see their medical record
2) However, they should not have this legal right. --> conclusion
3) Two reasons
4) Firstly, It is time-wasting because it will significantly reduce the amt of time that medical staff can spend on more impt duties since they will have to retrieve and return those files.
5) Secondly, no patients are going to ask for access anyway.

Which one of the following, if true, establishes that the doctorâ€™s second reason does not cancel out the first?

(A) The new law will require that doctors, when seeing a patient in their office, must be ready to produce the patientâ€™s records immediately, not just ready to retrieve them.
- If so, it will cancel out the first reason since the files will have to be already retrieved anyway.

(B) The task of retrieving and returning files would fall to the lowest-paid member of a doctorâ€™s office staff.
- Not important.

(C) Any patients who asked to see their medical records would also insist on having details they did not understand explained to them.
- If this is the case, then the second reason does not cancel out the first since time is wasted not just retrieving those files, but also to explain the contents of the medical files to the patients.

(D) The new law does not rule out that doctors may charge patients for extra expenses incurred specifically in order to comply with the new law.
- Out of scope.

(E) Some doctors have all allowing their patients access to their medical records, but those doctorsâ€™ patients took no advantage of this policy.
- If this true, then the second reason will cancel out the first, since there will be no time wasted retrieving the files.

C for me.

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10 May 2005, 06:22
C has nothing to do with the arugment as it brings a new variable into it[ the explaining.

A says that the law requires doctors to have it, therefore EVEN if patients do not ask for you they must have it. Therefore the fact that the patients dont ask for it doesnt mean they dont have to prepare it. So one DOES NOT CANCEL THE OTHER

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10 May 2005, 06:41
tareks wrote:
C has nothing to do with the arugment as it brings a new variable into it[ the explaining.

A says that the law requires doctors to have it, therefore EVEN if patients do not ask for you they must have it. Therefore the fact that the patients dont ask for it doesnt mean they dont have to prepare it. So one DOES NOT CANCEL THE OTHER

ah.. you're right. I got it the other way round.

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16 May 2005, 15:28
The OA is A.

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