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Table 5 Perception and Attitudes Regarding EMRs

From: Physicians’ perception and attitude toward electronic medical record

Attitude/beliefs Agree Slightly agree Disagree No comment
Physicians are familiar with 24(18.0) 79(59.0) 18(14) 12(9.0)
EMR functions and benefits     
EMRs improve quality of care and reduce errors 63(47.0) 56(42.0) 4(3.0) 10(8.0)
EMRs improve quality of practice (i.e., work life) 61(45.9) 56(42.1) 5(3.8) 11(8.3)
EMRs increase practice productivity (i.e., patients per day) 69(51.9) 45(33.8) 7(5.3) 12(9.0)
Physicians will devote the time required for EMR Training 33(24.9) 50(38.0) 40(30.0) 10(8.0)
EMRs induced hard work 18(13.5) 47(35.3) 54(40.6) 14(10.5)
EMRs need spent time for training 56(42.1) 61(45.9) 5(3.8) 11(8.3)
EMR benefits outweigh the costs 60(45.1) 52(39.1) 10(7.5) 11(8.3)
EMRs issue     
 Impact on cost   40(30.1) 65(48.9) 19(14.3) 9(6.8)
 Impact on security   55(41.4) 54(40.6) 15(11.3) 9(6.8)
 Patient acceptance   55(41.4) 55(41.4) 12(9.0) 11(8.3)
 Privacy   68(51.1) 39(29.3) 18(13.5) 8(6.9)
 Complexity   39(29.3) 66(49.6) 12(9.0) 16(12.0)
 Response time for patient   55(41.4) 54(40.6) 14(10.5) 10(7.5)
 Training needs   65(48.9) 49(36.8) 4(3.0) 15(11.3)
 Physicians resistance   28(21.1) 55(41.4) 33(24.8) 17(12.8)
An EMR system should be implemented 63(47.4) 49(36.8) 7(5.3) 14(10.5)