Smith C, Kelly M. In Anticipation of Sharing Pediatric Inpatient Notes: Focus Group Study With Stakeholders. J Particip Med 2022;14(1):e37759 doi: 10.2196/37759
Distinct themes identified as benefits of pediatric inpatient Open Notes for parents emerged from all the 5 focus groups. These themes were communication, recapitulation and reinforcement, education, stress reduction, quality control, and improving family-provider relationships. Challenges identified included burden on provider, medical jargon, communication, sensitive content, and decreasing trust.