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Patients to get a look at physicians' notes

Beth Israel study tests online access

By Liz Kowalczyk
Globe Staff / June 19, 2009

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One doctor wrote that a patient was acting paranoid. Another typed that she had ordered tests to make sure a patient didn’t have cancer. Such notes, written in a patient’s medical records after an appointment, can be candid and blunt - at times more so than doctors are to patients face-to-face. (Full article: 1251 words)

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