Do patients want access to their medical records?

Academic Article


  • Patient access to the medical record has a demonstrated effect on patient satisfaction and the physician-patient relationship. A study of 200 patients attending an outpatient clinic confirmed that most patients would like to receive a copy of their record, while slightly more than half felt there was a relationship between having the record and quality of care. The implications of giving patients a copy of their record is discussed. © J. B. Lippincott Co.
  • Authors

    Published In

  • Medical Care  Journal
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Author List

  • Michael M; Bordley C
  • Start Page

  • 432
  • End Page

  • 435
  • Volume

  • 20
  • Issue

  • 4