Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved volume 20, issue 2, P473-488 2009 DOI: 10.1353/hpu.0.0143 View full text
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Esther Hing, Catharine W. Burt

Abstract: Using nationally representative samples of visits from the 2005-2006 National Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys and the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Surveys (N=39,343), this study examines whether electronic health record (EHR) systems have been adopted by primary care physicians or providers (PCPs) for poor minority patients at the same rate as by the PCPs for wealthier non-minority patients. Although we found that electronic health record adoption rates varied primarily by type of practice of the …

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