Opinion on barriers to access health data in the EU 2017

This statistic depicts the results of a survey about barriers to access health data in the European Union in 2017. According to data, the largest group of respondents (79.1 percent) believed that the risk of privacy breaches represented one the of major barriers to access health data. Similarly, cybersecurity risks were perceived as a major problem for data access among 59.4 percent of individuals.

What are the major barriers to electronic access to health data?

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Release date




Survey time period

July 20 to October 12, 2017

Number of respondents

1,464 respondents

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Out of 1464 responses, 1004 respondents (69%) answered in their personal capacity, while 460 respondents answered in their professional capacity or on behalf of an organization (31%). The majority of respondents answering in their personal capacity are citizens (45% of total respondents) while 14% of total respondents identified themselves as health and care professionals (e.g. doctors, nurses, social care professionals) who nevertheless responded to the survey in their personal capacity."

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