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Uproar over confidentiality in New Zealand

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.309.6957.760a (Published 24 September 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:760
  1. C Essex

    The confidentiality of patients' medical files will be tested in a $NZ12m (pounds sterling 4.5m) lawsuit against a government health agency. An Auckland general practitioner and 173 patients have lodged statements of claim in the Auckland high court against Health Benefits Limited alleging trespass to the doctor's surgery, invasion of privacy, breach of …

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