Is your consult being recorded?

An increasing number of patients are recording consultations on smartphones, but that’s not necessarily a problem, US health policy experts argue in a recent paper in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

While they acknowledge that patients may stand to benefit more than their doctor, they say that’s no reason to deter the practice, which is only going to become more common regardless of whether the medical profession likes it or not.

The authors point out that patients’ motivation to record consultations is nearly always “reasonable”, in