According to The Harris Poll(R), four percent or an estimated nine million American adults believe that they or a family member have had confidential personal medical information either lost or stolen.
When asked which medical records – computerized or paper – they believe may be lost or stolen most often, just under half (47%) think it is computerized records. About one in six (16%) think that paper records may be lost or stolen most often. Another quarter (23%) think that both computerized and paper records may be lost or stolen about equally;
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