70 Percent of Public Says Patients Should Get Summaries After Doctor Visits
Markle Health in a Networked Life
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.
- 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.
- 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.