What should you expect from a record review?
A careful review of a complete set of medical records and relevant imaging studies can provide an experienced reviewer with valid insights about the appropriateness of medical care provided to a patient. Written reports, based on a record review, often address the following:
1. Appropriateness of medical or surgical care.
2. Presence or absence of pre-existing or subsequent medical conditions and the degree of relatedness to the patient's current complaints.
3. Relatedness of medical or surgical care to an occurrence, i.e. a 'loss', an 'incident,' or an 'injury.'
4. Causation or lack of causation of reported signs and symptoms relative to a claimed 'injury,' 'incident,' or 'loss.'