Cancer patient satisfaction improves with full record

Although French researchers expected that giving cancer patients full access to their medical records might increase their anxiety levels, most patients participating in an experiment of this type of transparency proved them wrong, according to a new study in the journal Cancer. For the study, 295 patients recently diagnosed with lymphoma, breast or colon cancer were split into two groups: those who were given only the medical information they requested from their doctors and those who were offered complete access to their full organized medical record (OMR) upfront. Those patients with OMRs were 1.68 times more likely to be satisfied with their medical information and were 1.86 times more likely to feel fully informed. --Read more at FiercePracticeManagement