Abstract: "Background: Patient advocates and safety experts encourage adoption of transparent health records, but skeptics worry that shared notes may offend patients, erode trust or promote defensive medicine. As electronic health records disseminate, such disparate views fuel policy debates about risks and benefits of sharing visit notes with patients through portals. Methods: Presurveys and postsurveys from 99 volunteer doctors at three US sites who participated in OpenNotes and postsurveys from 4592 patients who read at least one note and submitted a survey..."
Citation: Bell, S. K., Mejilla, R., Anselmo, M., Darer, J. D., Elmore, J. G., Leveille, S., . . . Walker, J. (2016). When doctors share visit notes with patients: A study of patient and doctor perceptions of documentation errors, safety opportunities and the patient-doctor relationship. BMJ Quality & Safety. doi:10.1136/bmjqs-2015-004697