Patients may be covertly recording consults

Given the ubiquity of smartphones, US medicos have warned it would be pretty easy for a patient to record their visit. And unlike Australia, in some US states this would be perfectly legal.

No-one knows to what extent consults are recorded, the clinical academics from the University of Texas warn in a JAMA Viewpoint article.

“Although patients and their physicians may explicitly agree to record a family meeting, anecdotal experience and isolated