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What Happens When Patients Read Their Doctors' Notes?

Posted by Ken Teufel M.D. on Mar 13, 2014 8:21:59 PM

The doctors were apprehensive about opening their notes to their patients. "It will only lead to confusion," said some. "My practice will be overwhelmed by phone calls," they said. Yet 105 doctors agreed to open their records to more than 13,000 patients in an experiment called OpenNotes, published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine (October 1, 2012).

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Topics: medicine, doctors' notes, Dr. Ken's Corner, medical, opennotes

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