70 Percent of Public Says Patients Should Get Summaries After Doctor Visits

January 31, 2011 | Survey
Markle Health in a Networked Life
Markle

The Markle Survey on Health in a Networked Life uniquely compares the core values of physicians and patients on deployment of information technology in health care.


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Key Findings

  • 70 percent of patients believe they should get a written or online summary after each doctor visit.
  • Both patients and doctors indicate that such summaries are delivered infrequently today.
  • Only 36 percent of the doctors agree that patients should get after-visit summaries.

Observations

  • 70 percent of the public and 36 percent of the doctors agree that patients should get after-visit summaries.
  • Significant portions of both groups are undecided on this issue.