“One patient read the notes from her colonoscopy report, which included a reference to a ‘time out.’ The woman reportedly was upset by this, and called her doctor saying she was ‘well behaved during the procedure and did not need a ‘time out.’ The good news is that the patient wasn’t in trouble. What she didn’t realize is that the ‘time out’ noted in her medical record referred to a crucial safety step that doctors are supposed to take before medical procedures and surgeries.” NYT: As patients gain access to their own medical records, the notes left by doctors can sting. (When getting colonoscopy, I’m usually the one calling for a time out.)