Chart

When reports are sent from another doc to one’s nephrologist, should it go in the patient’s chart in the dialysis unit or is there an alternate place it might be filed? Does it have to be filed at all?

A reports from one doctor to another would most likely go in the patient’s file in the doctor’s office. A dialysis clinic must send medical records immediately to a dialysis clinic when a patient transfers. Typically this would include labs, x-rays, dialysis prescription, assessments from the nurse, dietitian, and social worker, the most recent history and physical, insurance information, etc.