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Will reading your doctor’s notes lead to better health?
USA Today

Could having easier access to the notes your doctor takes during a checkup help you stay healthy? In a study published Monday in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the overwhelming answer from patients is yes. Doctors, however, are not so sure. The study, called the Open Notes Project, surveyed nearly 38,000 patients who saw primary care doctors in three states — as well as 173 physicians. Patients at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Pennsylvania’s Geisinger Health System and Seattle’s Harborview Medical Center were allowed online access to their doctor’s notes for a year.