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Oncologist. 2018 Sep 25. pii: theoncologist.2018-0070. doi: 10.1634/theoncologist.2018-0070. [Epub ahead of print]

Perceptions of Oncologists About Sharing Clinic Notes with Patients.

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1
Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA nj_mccleary@dfci.harvard.edu.
2
Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
3
Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
4
Department of Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
5
Information Systems, Partners HealthCare, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Abstract

In a large survey (n = 809) conducted to understand how oncologists differ from nononcologists regarding routinely sharing visit notes with patients, oncologists were less likely to agree patient safety would improve (p = .03) or that patients would be offended after reading notes (p = .01); however, they agreed with nononcologists that sharing notes would lead to less candid documentation (69% vs. 73%; p = .39). Oncologists share a high level of worry about the impact of sharing notes on documentation practices, a concern that will need to be addressed as the practice of sharing visit notes expands to cancer care.

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