Opinion survey on the use of personal health records in the Region of Murcia (Spain)

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Objective: To identify the opinions of patients of the Murcia Health Service on the adoption of personal health records (PHRs) and the factors associated with these opinions. Methods: A cross sectional and descriptive study was performed by personal survey of a sample of individuals (N=156) aged between 14 and 80 years old in five public health facilities of districts VI and VII of the Health Service of Murcia. Results: A total of 87.8% of the population stated they would use PHRs. Respondents aged 24-33 years old were 13.15 times more willing to use PHRs (95% CI: 1.09-157.42) than people over 63 years old. A lower probability of using PHRs was found in people who did not use the Internet, with an odds ratio of 0.31 (95% CI: 0.07-1.29); this difference was not statistically significant. Conclusions: Most of the patients surveyed had never heard of PHRs but most would be willing to use them. © 2012 SESPAS.




Fernández Alemán, J. L., Hernández, I., & Sánchez García, A. B. (2013). Opinion survey on the use of personal health records in the Region of Murcia (Spain). Gaceta Sanitaria, 27(5), 454–458. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gaceta.2012.12.001

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