55 Percent Support Shift to Electronic Health Records

MQO Research spoke with 400 residents of New Brunswick about the government’s efforts to get doctors to switch to electronic health records.

55 percent of those surveyed either strongly support or support the initiative:

  • 19 percent strongly support
  • 36 percent support
  • 20 percent neither support or oppose
  • 12 percent oppose
  • 5 percent strongly oppose
  • 8 percent don’t know

Support for the initiative increases with income and education. There are higher levels of support from those earning over $75,000 than those earning less.

When it comes to educational attainment, those with some post-secondary education or those who graduated from a post-secondary institution show much higher levels of support than those with less education.

We also asked if doctors should be required to use electronic health records. Of those surveyed, 57 percent of respondents said yes, 33 percent said no, and 10 percent didn’t know.

On this question, support increases with income and educational attainment.

Data collection occurred by telephone from April 17th to April 25th, 2018 and included 400 randomly selected residents from across the province. The margin of error is ± 4.9 percentage points 19 times out of 20.

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