Without Context Or Cushion, Do Online Medical Results Make Sense?

(By Sandra G. Boodman for Kaiser Health News)

As she herded her two young sons into bed one evening late last December, Laura Devitt flipped through her phone to check on the routine blood tests that had been performed as part of her annual physical. She logged onto the patient portal link on her electronic medical record, scanned the results and felt her stomach clench with fear. Continue reading article here…

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