Blease C, DesRoches C. Open notes in patient care: confining deceptive placebos to the past? Journal of Medical Ethics. 2022; 48: 572-574. doi:10.1136/medethics-2021-107746
In some countries, the practice of “open notes” is advanced with patients using online portals to access their clinical records. In this report, the authors reflect on the consequences of access for placebo prescribing, particularly for the common practice of deceptive placebo use, in which patients are not aware they are being offered a placebo.