Why doctors should give patients their records : "There are many good reasons to give your patients a copy of their records.
First, when patients understand their illness they are more likely to follow your instructions .
Second, your patients will be more satisfied and more likely to stay with you with that understanding.
Third, giving patients access to the records relieves the burden on you to know everything.
Finally, medicine is a fascinating subject and you should share the magic with your patients. Just as you went to medical school to learn many members of the general public would also like to learn. Having access to the medical records is an important window into your world."