In an eight-country survey conducted by Accenture, U.S. doctors were most strongly in support of patients updating the majority of their information in their health record in comparison to other international countries surveyed (Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Singapore, Spain, and the United States)
According to the survey, U.S. physicians felt that patients should be able to update some or all of the information in the following areas of their record:
- Demographics (95 percent)
- Family medical history (88 percent)
- Medications (86 percent)
- Allergies (85 percent)
Forty-nine percent of doctors surveyed believe that giving patients access to their records is crucial to providing more effective care, with U.S. physicians the most supportive of all. However, 47 percent of U.S. doctors believe that patients should not be able to update their lab test results.
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In your opinion, how much should patients be able to update in their health record?