U.S. patients that used select methods to track their health data 2017, by generation

This statistic shows the percentage of U.S. insured patients with a primary care doctor that utilized select methods to track their health records as of 2017, by generation. According to the data, among the Baby Boomer generation 36 percent of patients keep their medical records stored in a folder, shoebox, lockbox, drawer or other physical storage location.

Percentage of U.S. patients that utilized select methods to keep track of their health records as of 2017, by generation

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Release date

June 2017


United States

Survey time period

May 4 to May 8, 2017

Number of respondents

2,083 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

Patients that have insurance and a primary care doctor

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

Original Question: "How do you currently keep track of your health records?"

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