33% of adults are confident with their physicians having complete picture of their medical history

33% of US adults are very confident in their physicians and other healthcare providers having a complete and accurate picture of their medical history. However, this confidence increases to half (50%) for those who have an electronic medical record. 26% of adults say they use some form of electronic medical record, mainly one kept by their physician. More adults (60%) feel that the benefits outweigh the privacy risks than those who do not (40%). Majorities agree that electronic medical records could reduce healthcare costs (55%), decrease medical errors (63%), and reduce redundant tests (67%) ? similar to 2006 results. Even more (74%) believe that patients could receive better care if doctors and researchers were able to share information more easily.