Eight-three percent of individuals went to a health care provider at least once within the past year. Overall, 32 percent of individuals who went to a doctor in the past 12 months reported experiencing a gap in information exchange. Almost 1 in 10 individuals who had been to the doctor last year reported having to redo a test or procedure because their prior data was unavailable. About 1 in 5 individuals had to bring prior test results to an appointment.
HINTS 5, Cycle 1, 2017
Denominator represents individuals who went to a health care provider at least once within the past year; weighted estimates.
Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Gaps in Individuals' Information Exchange,' Health IT Quick-Stat #56. dashboard.healthit.gov/quickstats/pages/consumers-gaps-in-information-exchange.php. April 2018.