Doctors, patients want to see your consult notes

It helps with understanding and sometimes with adherence, shows survey

Most patients allowed to see their doctor’s clinical notes find it empowers them and helps them understand why a medication is being prescribed, a survey shows.

Patient notes

US researchers involved in the ‘Open Notes’ international movement have done a follow-up to the original Open Notes pilot trial published seven years ago.

Their survey of 19,000 US patients prescribed a drug and given online access to the consult notes found that 64% saw this as helpful, with only a minority (6%)