Patient confidentiality in New Zealand

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6972.127b (Published 14 January 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:127
  1. Chris J Gedye
  1. General manager, contracts Northern Region Health Authority, Private Bag 92522, Auckland, New Zealand

    EDITOR,—Charles Essex's news article concerning the confidentiality of patients' medical files in New Zealand is a one sided representation of the facts.1 The Northern Region Health Authority in New Zealand is responsible for paying various subsidies to medical practitioners in its region. Health Benefits Limited is the agent of the regional …

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