We need to talk about “closed notes”(Files)

“If we can manage to have all these cancer diseases and to live with it, then we can handle reading about it.” 

“In multiple studies, the majority of patients with experience of open notes report that reading their notes is very important for feeling in control of their care, remembering their care plan, and understanding why medications are prescribed. Patients report trusting their provider more, greater goal alignment, and teamwork. These benefits are reported most often among patients who are older, non-white, those with fewer years of formal education, or do not speak English at home. Older and chronically ill patients, in particular, appreciate the opportunity to share their notes with family and friend caregivers.”

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