The health care transparency movement has demonstrated that direct access to physician notes can increase patient engagement and understanding of their medical conditions, but, to our knowledge, its association with dermatology practice has not been examined.1-3 Potential concerns include patients’ ability to understand specialized vocabulary and the association with administrative burden.4
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Yanovsky RL, Mostaghimi A, Buzney E, Watson A. Patient Ability to Interpret Dermatopathology Reports in an Academic Dermatology Practice. JAMA Dermatol. Published online January 29, 2020. doi:10.1001/jamadermatol.2019.4195
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