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User-held records

What are user-held records?

User-held information is where the patient holds information about their care. Providing people with information about their care increases feelings of involvement in treatment, and should increase satisfaction and participation with services, ensure early treatment and prevent hospital admission. Some research suggests that while many people decline the offer of a user-held record, the majority of those who carry their records report this to be useful.

What is the evidence for user-held records?

Moderate quality evidence suggests no benefit of user-held records over standard care for a reduction in hospital re-admissions.


June 2016

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