New Study Suggests Patients Should Have Access To Their Own Medical Records

March 9, 2015 3:00 PM

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New Study Suggests Patients Should Have Access To Their Own Medical Records

(Reuters Health) - Letting patients see their medical records while they're in the hospital might ease worry and confusion without extra work for doctors and nurses, a small study suggests.

"The hope is that increased transparency achieved by sharing electronic medical records with patients while they're in the hospital would make them more engaged in their care, more satisfied, and more likely to ask questions and catch errors," said lead study author Dr. Jonathan Pell, an assistant p...

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