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Table 3 Participants’ experience with accessing medical records

From: Medical students’ experience with accessing medical records in Saudi Arabia: a descriptive study

Experience with medical records Paper medical record (n = 79) EHR (n = 154)
Disagree n (%) n Neutral
n (%)
Agree n (%) Median IQR Disagree n (%) Neutral n (%) Agree n (%) Median IQR
It was easy to reach medical records 12 (15.2) 14 (17.7) 53 (67.1) 3 1 23
(14.9)
23
(14.9)
108
(70.1)
3 1
It was easy to find essential information (e.g. past medical history and medications) 25 (31.6) 22 (27.8) 32 (40.5) 3 2 25 (16.2) 27 (17.5) 102 (66.2) 3 1
The items of medical records encouraged me to ask more history/physical examination questions 9 (11.4) 30 (38.0) 40 (50.6) 3 1 19 (12.3) 37 (24.0) 98 (63.6) 3 1
Using medical records (read /data entry) affected positively on the eye contact time with patients 15 (19.0) 37 (46.8) 27 (34.2) 3 1 57 (37.0) 44 (28.6) 53 (34.4) 2 2
Using medical records (read/data entry) affected positively on the time that should be spent with patients 25 (31.6) 31 (39.2) 23 (29.1) 3 2 54 (35.1) 38 (24.7) 62 (40.3) 2 2
Overall, I was satisfied with the doctor–patient communication while using medical records 8 (10.1) 30 (38.0) 41 (51.9) 3 1 15 (9.7) 40 (26.0) 99 (64.3) 3 2
  1. IQR interquartile range