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Gaps in Individuals' Information Exchange

Nearly one-third of individuals who went to a doctor in the past 12 months reported experiencing a gap in information exchange
2017
The image is a bar chart that shows the percent of individuals who reported gaps in information exchange. Overall, thirty two percent of individuals reported a gap in information exchange. Seven percent of individuals reported they had to redo a test or procedure because the earlier results were not available. Seven percent of individuals reported they had to provide their medical history again because their chart could not be found. Fourteen percent had to wait for results longer than they thought reasonable. Nineteen percent had to bring a test result to an appointment, such as a X ray or MRI.
The image is a bar chart that shows the percent of individuals who reported gaps in information exchange. Overall, thirty two percent of individuals reported a gap in information exchange. Seven percent of individuals reported they had to redo a test or procedure because the earlier results were not available. Seven percent of individuals reported they had to provide their medical history again because their chart could not be found. Fourteen percent had to wait for results longer than they thought reasonable. Nineteen percent had to bring a test result to an appointment, such as a X ray or MRI.
Summary:

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.

Source:

HINTS 5, Cycle 1, 2017

Notes:

Denominator represents individuals who went to a health care provider at least once within the past year; weighted estimates.

Suggested Citation:

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.