Most patients want to see doctors' notes, studies show

December 20, 2011 2:39:36 PM PST
Do you ever wonder what your doctor is scribbling or typing in your medical folder? If so, you are not alone.

Two studies in the Annals of Internal Medicine say most patients want to see those notes.

Advocates of open-access medical records say, it is not only a patient's right, but will help boost the quality of care as well.

But doctors who were not part of the project felt it would cost them a lot of time answering patients questions . They were also concerned about having to censor what they wrote.

Researchers involved in the study have started "Open-Notes," a system that gives patients an online portal to their doctor's comments.

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