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When Your Medical Records are Wrong

Many readers had something to say about a blog I wrote just after Christmas: Is it a Good Idea to Have Access to Your Doctor’s Notes?

The story outlines a recent study indicating that patients and doctors have different views about whether patients should be able to see medical notes placed in their chart by their physician. In short, patients want access to the notes while doctors seem more reluctant to show them.

What jumped out at me among the many comments left by readers was just how many people found glaring errors in their medical records. Their doctors, in some cases, included notes that in no way resembled their medical situation or the events patients recall having taken place in the exam room.

Read more of my article, “When Your Medical Records are Wrong” on WebMD.

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