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author = {Neves, AL and Freise, L and Laranjo, L and Carter, A and Darzi, A and Mayer, E},
doi = {10.1136/bmjqs-2019-010581},
journal = {BMJ Quality and Safety},
pages = {1019--1032},
title = {Impact of providing patients access to electronic health records on quality and safety of care: a systematic review and meta-analysis},
url = {},
volume = {29},
year = {2020}

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AB - Objective To evaluate the impact of sharing electronic health records (EHRs) with patients and map it across six domains of quality of care (ie, patient-centredness, effectiveness, efficiency, timeliness, equity and safety).Design Systematic review and meta-analysis.Data sources CINAHL, Cochrane, Embase, HMIC, Medline/PubMed and PsycINFO, from 1997 to 2017.Eligibility criteria Randomised trials focusing on adult subjects, testing an intervention consisting of sharing EHRs with patients, and with an outcome in one of the six domains of quality of care.Data analysis The Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines were followed. Title and abstract screening were performed by two pairs of investigators and assessed using the Cochrane Risk of Bias Tool. For each domain, a narrative synthesis of the results was performed, and significant differences in results between low risk and high/unclear risk of bias studies were tested (t-test, p<0.05). Continuous outcomes evaluated in four studies or more (glycated haemoglobin (HbA1c), systolic blood pressure (SBP) and diastolic blood pressure (DBP)) were pooled as weighted mean difference (WMD) using random effects meta-analysis. Sensitivity analyses were performed for low risk of bias studies, and long-term interventions only (lasting more than 12 months).Results Twenty studies were included (17 387 participants). The domain most frequently assessed was effectiveness (n=14), and the least were timeliness and equity (n=0). Inconsistent results were found for patient-centredness outcomes (ie, satisfaction, activation, self-efficacy, empowerment or health literacy), with 54.5% of the studies (n=6) demonstrating a beneficial effect. Meta-analyses showed a beneficial effect in effectiveness by reducing absolute values of HbA1c (unit: %; WMD=−0.316; 95% CI −0.540 to −0.093, p=0.005, I2=0%), which remained significant in the sensitivity analyses for low risk of bias s
AU - Neves,AL
AU - Freise,L
AU - Laranjo,L
AU - Carter,A
AU - Darzi,A
AU - Mayer,E
DO - 10.1136/bmjqs-2019-010581
EP - 1032
PY - 2020///
SN - 2044-5415
SP - 1019
TI - Impact of providing patients access to electronic health records on quality and safety of care: a systematic review and meta-analysis
T2 - BMJ Quality and Safety
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VL - 29
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