Letting patients read the doctor’s notes

http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/10/04/letting-patients-read-the-doctors-notes/?ref=health

For over 15 years, Americans have had the right to read and even amend their own medical records.  But very few patients are aware of this and even fewer exercise this right.  Despite physicians’ long-standing fears that such disclosure might lead to undesirable treatment-seeking behavior, a recent study in the Annals of Internal Medicine shows the opposite: better compliance when patients feel more empowered.

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