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Restraining order on doctors' records OK'd in Massachusetts

Boston Globe, November 2, 2009

Plans by two popular primary care doctors to leave Boston-based Caritas Christi Health Care for Mount Auburn Hospital led to a dispute over who keeps their patients' medical records that landed in court. The two doctors asked Superior Court Judge Christine M. Roach for a temporary restraining order to stop Caritas Christi from taking 3,000 to 4,000 records from their Watertown, MA, office. The disagreement highlights the intense competition among hospitals in the Boston area to hire and retain established physicians, especially primary care physicians, the Boston Globe reports.