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Transparent Care

Patients with complex health burdens, for whom trust of their health professionals and adherence to their medical regimens have tended to be more difficult, have appreciated open notes and have found them helpful in understanding their medical conditions and treatments.  In addition, they commonly develop more trust in their health professionals when they know what is being said about them by the members of their team.  The sharing notes and having conversations about their care in their presence can be an important sources of health information, support, and engagement.

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