Posted by: Maria Mangicaro
January 5, 2012
From NPR Talk of the Nation: More than 90 percent of patients in one survey said they’d want to know what doctors write in their charts. The majority of doctors, though, are reluctant to share their notes.
Time’s Alice Park explains why patients want to see their charts — and why many physicians, especially psychiatrists, are wary of the idea.
A psychologist calls in to discuss how she maintains her records in a way that assumes her patients will read them. Park mentions there are concerns among psychiatrists who feel patients may be harmed by reading about how their physicians interpret their symptoms. Click here to listen: http://www.npr.org/v2/?i=144744439&m=144744431&t=audio
Can Patients Handle the Truth? Getting Access to Doctors’ Notes
A new study asks patients if they want to read what their doctor is writing in their chart. Overwhelmingly, the answer was yes. Not surprisingly, doctors resist.
By Alice Park | @aliceparkny | December 20, 2011
Read more: http://healthland.time.com/2011/12/20/can-patients-handle-the-truth-getting-access-to-doctors-notes/#ixzz1idlTQJkz