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Why do people want a paper copy of their electronic patient record?
Oslo University.
Oslo University Hospital.
Oslo University.
Oslo University.
2010 (English)In: 13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010, 2010, Vol. 160, no Pt 1, 676-680 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Changes have recently been passed in the Norwegian legislation, allowing for more exchange of patient information between health personnel. These legal changes came as a result of a long and still ongoing debate concerning the potential conflict between confidentiality issues and patient safety as health care is getting more fragmented. At the same time, an increasing number of patients now make use of their legal right to access their patient record. In this paper, we shed light on some of the reasons why patients request a copy of their record. We report the preliminary results from an interview study in which seventeen patients who have asked for a copy of their patient record following a hospital stay have been interviewed. In our interview study, securing transmission of information between health care workers is one of the main reasons for requesting a copy of the record. We will discuss how this finding might contribute to the ongoing debate.

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2010. Vol. 160, no Pt 1, 676-680 p.
, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics, ISSN 09269630 ; 160
Keyword [en]
Communication, Confidentiality, Empowerment, EPR, Interview study, Medical record, Patient access to records, Patient information, Patient safety
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Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-87240DOI: 10.3233/978-1-60750-588-4-676PubMedID: 20841772ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78649499384OAI: diva2:502127
13th World Congress on Medical and Health Informatics, Medinfo 2010. Cape Town. 12 September 2010 - 15 September 2010
QC 20120216Available from: 2012-02-14 Created: 2012-02-14 Last updated: 2012-02-16Bibliographically approved

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