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Reasons for EMR usage among U.S. patients 2016

This statistic depicts the share of reasons for electronic medical records (EMR) usage among U.S. patients, according to a survey conducted during February 2016. Some 72 percent of respondents agreed that monitoring health was the most common reason for using EMR.

Most common reasons for electronic medical records (EMR) usage among U.S. patients as of 2016

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Release date



North America, United States

Survey time period

February 1 to 11, 2016

Number of respondents

749 respondents

Age group

27 to75 years

Special properties

patients who accessed EMR at least 1 time in past 12 months

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original question: "In the past 12 months, that is since [CURRENT DATE – 365 DAYS; DISPLAY DAY, MONTH YEAR], for which of the following have you accessed your electronic medical records? Please select all that apply."

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