“Significant changes were seen in record keeping systems since the 2007 National Physician Survey. In 2010, 38% of physicians reported having paper charts only, down from 58% in 2007. Use of a combination of paper and electronic records increased from 26% of physicians to 34% and the use of electronic records instead of paper charts rose from 10% to 16%. Alberta was ahead of all other provinces with two-thirds of physicians using only electronic records or a combination of paper and electronic records. Quebec had the smallest proportion with less than a third (32%).”
The National Physician Survey is produced by the CFPC, the CMA, and the Royal College. Our data is drawn from surveys sent to every licensed physician in Canada as well as to all Canadian medical residents and students.