Walker J, Leveille SG, Ngo L, et al., Inviting Patients to Read Their Doctors' Notes: Patients and Doctors Look Ahead: Patient and Physician Surveys, Ann Intern Med. 2011;155(12):811-819.
Background: Little is known about what primary care physicians (PCPs) and patients would expect if patients were invited to read their doctors’ office notes.
Objective: To explore attitudes toward potential benefits or harms if PCPs offered patients ready access to visit notes.
Design: The PCPs and patients completed surveys before joining a voluntary program that provided electronic links to doctors’ notes.