Should Patients Read the Doctor’s Notes?

I take if for granted that patients have a right to all their health records. But some health professionals are not so sure it is a good idea. Now a study is looking into the question.

In the study, patients who have just seen their doctors will receive an e-mail message directing them to a secure Web site where they can view the signed physician notes. Patients will receive a second e-mail message two weeks prior to any return visit, reminding them that the notes from their previous visit are available for review.

The full story at the New York Times


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