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PSNet: Patient Safety Network
Journal Article

Connecting patients and clinicians: the anticipated effects of Open Notes on patient safety and quality of care.

Bell SK, Folcarelli PH, Anselmo MK, et al. Jt Comm J Qual Patient Saf. 2015;41:378-384.

Providing patients access to their medical records can improve patient engagement and error identification. Drawing from existing evidence on the use of shared physician notes as a communication tool, this commentary outlines the risks and benefits of the approach and explores how access could affect patient safety and care quality.