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Survey: Majority of patients value importance of accessing clinical notes

Researchers polled 23,710 patients or their caregivers and found that 62% consider having access to clinician-documented visit notes via a web-based portal as an important factor in their search for a new health provider, and 98% said it was a good idea to have web-based access to clinical visit notes. The findings, published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research, also showed that 72% of patients cited the importance of note reading in their health management, while 65% remember their care plans by accessing clinical notes.

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