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According to a study, Patients which can access their medical test results and medical records through online, they have the tendency to use more medical services & visit their doctor more than beforehand. It is a general belief that viewing health records electronically as well as being able to email the doctor will result in less office visits as well as phone calls and finally it cut health costs but it is not Wright.
According to a study of Dr. Ted Palen, who is a clinical researcher at Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute in Denver, Palen said it is possible that increase in medical services was not a result of online access. Eventually, he came to this conclusion that the online access is so nice thing because it produces better health care as well as better results for patients.
According to a study that published on November 21 at Journal of American Medical Association the team of Palen collected data of Kaiser Permanente Colorado Institute from 2005 to 2010.
The researchers of Palen Team tracked office visits, hospitalization visits, emergency department visits, telephone calls, 44,000 adults with online access for their medical records & some 44000 patients without online access. Researchers found that the office visits of online users had Sixteen percent more as well as Eight percent more telephone calls in the year after they got online access compared by their before.
The patients without online access, they had Eight Percent less clinic visits as well as there was no change in phone calls. By this study, Palen team stated that online access to medical records is not beneficial for saving money but it is very beneficial for improving health.