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How Does Patient Portal Use Affect Various Patient Populations?

Nurse Talking with Senior Patient Medical Worker

According to the latest research, patient portal use varies based on a patient’s socioeconomic status. Based on 1,571 subjects enrolled in a five-year hypertension patient portal study, researchers discovered that only 18.2 percent of patients on the lowest socioeconomic rung and 19 percent on the second lowest rung used the patient portal. These lower economic groups also experienced lower blood pressure control rates.