Your medical record
All care you receive must be documented in your patient medical record.
No one who does not have a healthcare relationship with you may read the information contained in your medical records. We do not even share information with your other healthcare providers unless you give your consent to this. The same applies to your relatives and close friends if you are an adult.
Special rules apply with regard to information to children under the age of 18 who are related to someone who is ill.
Shared medical records
In order to be able to provide you with the best possible healthcare, we apply what is known as shared medical records. This means that we and many other care providers – e.g. hospitals can access all of your medical records in order to be sure that you are given the correct treatment.
You must, however, always give your consent for us to share your information with other care providers.
The purpose of shared medical records is that we can have a more complete view of your care requirements and are sure that your information is up to date. There is no need for you to repeat your healthcare history every time you go to a new care provider. Your information is protected under the Swedish Patient Data Act.
You can refuse
You can refuse shared medical records, in which case must you inform the healthcare personnel you meet. They will help you to complete the form required to block your records and inform you about what this means.
The information in your medical records will then be unavailable to other care providers. You yourself must explain to healthcare personnel at your other health providers what they need to know in order for them to be able to provide you with good care.
Guardians do not have the right to block their children’s medical records. As they become older and more mature, however, children under 18 may be entitled to block their own medical records.