February 12, 1997

Psychiatric Care and Patient Confidentiality-Reply

Author Affiliations

Case Western Reserve University Cleveland, Ohio

JAMA. 1997;277(6):460. doi:10.1001/jama.1997.03540300028026

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In Reply.  —I appreciate the elaboration by Dr Hoffman on the need for sensitive treatment of psychiatric medical records. The patient-physician relationship and the confidentiality implied therein form the crux of effective psychiatric practice and medical practice and must be preserved.