Recording consultations: a win–win situation for physicians and patients

Kimberley Benson and Ralph Nanan
Med J Aust 2016; 204 (5): . || doi: 10.5694/mja15.00750
Published online: 21 March 2016

Encouraging patients to record consultation summaries may improve health outcomes

Technology plays a significant role in medicine, and technological advances are constantly changing how medicine is practiced. Technology is also widely used by patients, who are now able to apply it in a medical setting. For example, the rapid adoption of smart phones, tablets and other personal electronic devices has made audio or visual recording of consultations relatively straightforward.

  • Kimberley Benson1
  • Ralph Nanan2

  • 1 Nepean Hospital, Sydney, NSW
  • 2 Charles Perkins Centre, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW

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