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Consumers putting their health information online?

Posted Dec 23 2008 9:35pm

EHR Health IT Link: 2008 Update on Consumers’ Views of Patient Safety and Quality Information

The Kaiser Family Foundation recently published a poll of consumer thoughts and views regarding access to their health information.

  • A majority of the people polled in this survey reported that they had never seen or used comparative analysis of providers or facilities to make decisions regarding their medical care.
  • Approximately 67% reported that they believe the coordination of care between health professionals is problematic. In 2008 30% reported that the coordination of care is a major problem.
  • About 1/3 of those polled said either a family member or themselves have created a history of their medical care to ensure that their providers have relevant information necessary to their care.

Additional information, including charts, are available in PDF format from the above link.

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