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Patients report better Rx adherence when docs share notes: study
Modern Healthcare

Most physicians who let patients read their notes over the course of a year as part of a study concluded that the practice was a good idea, and most patients in the study said the experience increased their medication adherence, according to a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded study included 105 doctors and more than 13,500 patients at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston; Geisinger Health System, Danville, Pa.; and Harborview Medical Center, a Seattle safety-net hospital. Before the study began, a preliminary survey about doctor note-sharing was conducted.