Source

HINTS 5, Cycle 2, 2018

Citation

Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology. 'Gaps in Individuals' Information Exchange,' Health IT Quick-Stat #56. https://www.healthit.gov/data/quickstats/gaps-individuals-information-exchange. June 2019.

Eight-one percent of individuals went to a health care provider at least once within the past year. Overall, 32 percent of individuals who went to a doctor in the past 12 months reported experiencing a gap in information exchange. About 1 in 20 individuals who had been to the doctor last year reported having to redo a test or procedure because their prior data was unavailable. About 1 in 5 individuals had to bring prior test results to an appointment.

Denominator represents individuals who went to a health care provider at least once within the past year; weighted estimates.

Content last reviewed on July 22, 2021
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