Peck P, Torous J, Shanahan M, et al. Patient access to electronic psychiatric records: A pilot study. Health Policy and Technology. 2017(3):309-315.
This is the first study to implement and assess the impact of patients’ access to psychiatric records in an outpatient setting. Although many questions remain to be studied and a more diverse sample is needed for future research, the potential impact to enhance mental health treatment and the patient-clinician relationship is suggested for selected psychiatric patients. Policy around providing psychiatry patients access to their notes can be informed by reactions of both clinicians and patients.
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