Open Medical Records Can Spur Frank Talk Between Doctors And Patients

(By Mara Gordon for NPR)

One day this spring, an elderly patient of mine became upset with me because, she said, I had betrayed her trust.

The issue was a short note I had written in her medical record about her difficult relationship with her child. The note was a reminder for me and anybody else in the hospital where I worked that the patient didn’t have anyone who could accompany her to appointments. Continue reading article here…

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