Patients’ Access to Their Psychiatric Notes: Current Policies and Practices in Sweden

  title={Patients’ Access to Their Psychiatric Notes: Current Policies and Practices in Sweden},
  author={Annika B{\"a}rk{\aa}s and Isabella Scandurra and Hanife Rexhepi and Charlotte R Blease and {\AA}sa Cajander and Maria H{\"a}gglund},
  journal={International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health},
Patients’ access to electronic health records (EHRs) is debated worldwide, and access to psychiatry records is even more criticized. There is a nationwide service in Sweden which offers all citizens the opportunity to read their EHR, including clinical notes. This study aims to explore Swedish national and local policy regulations regarding patients’ access to their psychiatric notes and describe to what extent patients currently are offered access to them. The rationale behind the study is… 
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