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December 2, 2010

US Patients Prefer Home Medical Devices, Survey Finds

The majority of US patients are interested in using home medical devices to manage and improve their chronic conditions, according to a survey conducted by GfK Roper for San Francisco-based EHR firm Practice Fusion. The survey involved a nationally representative sample of 1,008 adults

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The majority of US patients are interested in using home medical devices to manage and improve their chronic conditions, according to a survey conducted by GfK Roper for San Francisco-based EHR firm Practice Fusion.

The survey involved a nationally representative sample of 1,008 adults aged 18 or older.

It found that 57% of the respondents of ages between 25 and 49 were interested in home medical devices, while 35% of the respondents aged 65 and above were interested in home medical devices technology.

Some 52% of the men with chronic conditions were interested in home medical devices, compared to 41% of women with chronic conditions.

In addition, 62% of the respondents said communication with their doctor through home medical devices would improve their health.

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