Sharing notes with patients is a good idea, say doctors

But the US survey of outpatients staff shows it may mean having to spend more time on documentation

Three in four clinicians who share their medical notes with patients think it works well, however some doctors say it means spending more time writing them, an online survey reveals.

Open notes

The findings come from a survey of 1626 physicians, advanced practice nurses, registered nurses, physician assistants, and therapists working in outpatient settings at three health systems in the US.

The majority of respondents were physicians (58%), female (65%), licensed to practice in 2000