The NCHS, part of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, sent a mail survey to 2,000 office-based doctors between April and August 2008.
"In the 2008 mail survey, 38.4 percent of the physicians reported using full or partial electronic medical record systems, not including billing records, in their office-based practices," the NCHS said in a statement.
"About 20.4 percent reported using a system described as minimally functional and including the following features: orders for prescriptions, orders for tests, viewing laboratory or imaging results, and clinical notes."
Source:About 40 pct of US Docs Use Electronic Records:
Date: December 11, 2008
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