Posts Tagged 'transparency'

PUBLISHED ON  August 17, 2010

WRITTEN BY  Roni Zeiger

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Should Patients Read Doctor’s Notes? Wrong Question.

When you have a doctor’s appointment, and she makes some notes and later formalizes them for your medical record, would you like read them?  There’s been debate over the years about whether patients should read the notes that doctors write about them and their health issues — in academic circles, in a great Seinfeld episode where Elaine’s dermatologist won’t let her see what he wrote about her, and more recently in a New York Times piece that discusses the promising …

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PUBLISHED ON  April 14, 2009

WRITTEN BY  Roni Zeiger

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Risks vs. Benefits: Get the Evidence or Fire Your Doctor

Gone are the days where you should believe what your doctor tells you simply because he or she is a doctor. Medicine can be complicated, and it changes all the time: new drugs, new resistant bugs, and new scientific studies that teach us that sometimes what we once thought was good is in fact killing people. Your job as an informed consumer of healthcare is to make sure that the benefits outweigh the risks. The stakes are too high …

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