Shucard H, Piepkorn M, Reisch L, et al., Dermatopathologists’ Experience With and Perceptions of Patient Online Access to Pathologic Test Result Reports, JAMA Dermatol. 2020;156(3):320-324. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.4194
Dermatopathologists in this survey study perceived both positive and negative consequences of patient online access to pathologic test result reports written by the respondents. Most participants believe that making pathologic test result reports available to patients online is a good idea; however, they also report concerns about patient worry and confusion increasing as a result. Further research regarding best practices and the effect on both patients and clinicians is warranted.
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