OpenNotes program is popular with patients, study shows

10/2/2012 | Reuters

A study of the OpenNotes program showed 87% of patients opened at least one note and most said that reading their physicians' remarks gave them more control over their care and improved medication adherence. The study, reported in the Annals of Internal Medicine, included 105 primary care physicians and more than 13,000 patients. Some patients had privacy concerns but 99% wanted to continue reading the notes. Doctors did not report feeling limited by making them available.

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