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Comment & Response
September 4, 2013

Video Recording of Medical Procedures

Author Affiliations
  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam, the Netherlands
JAMA. 2013;310(9):979-980. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.194742

To the Editor In his Viewpoint, Dr Makary1 discussed the value of video recording of medical procedures such as colonoscopy and surgical operations. Video recording of medical procedures may improve quality of patient care by incorporating the videos in the patient’s electronic health record and because physicians know that they are being recorded, contribute to transparency by giving patients a copy of the videos, and provide opportunities for education and coaching of students by physicians.