The government wants all of us to have our own EPD (elektronisch patiëntendossier) or digital medical record. The idea is that by keeping files online, doctors, specialists and pharmacists will be able to access them easily and so reduce medical mistakes. That is the theory at least. But there are big doubts about privacy and people can opt out of the system. By early 2009, some 300,000 people had refused to give permission for their records to be put into the system – including most doctors, which must mean something.All typical untranslatable Dutch words and expressions translated in the Dictionairy of Dutchness
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