In a study published by Miguel Cabarrus et al published in JACR, total of 617 surveys (25% response rate) were completed, 475 (77%) and 142 (23%) by academic medical center and county hospital patients, respectively.
Among all respondents, the majority of patients (387 of 617 [63%]) preferred models of results delivery centered on the referring physician as opposed to the radiologist.
Regardless of who verbally relayed the results, 64% of all respondents (398 of 617) wanted the option to receive a copy of the report, and 522 of 614 (85%) wanted to see their images.
Patients Prefer Results From the Ordering Provider and Access to Their Radiology Reports
Cabarrus, Miguel et al. Journal of the American College of Radiology