Nearly 75 percent of American adults surveyed believe it is very important that their critical health information should be easily shared between physicians, hospitals and other healthcare providers, according to a survey released by the Society of Participatory Medicine and conducted by ORC International.

The survey also revealed that 87 percent of respondents are overwhelmingly against any fees being charged to either healthcare providers or patients for the transfer of critical health information. However, nearly 20 percent of those surveyed felt that they, or a family member, experienced a problem receiving medical care because their health records could not be shared between different healthcare providers.

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