Protection of patients' rights to privacyBMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7015.1272 (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1272
- International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
- Correspondence to: Ms Kathy Case, Annals of Internal Medicine, American College of Physicians, Sixth Street at Race, Philadelphia, PA 19106-1572, USA.
The following statement was agreed by the International Committee of Medical Journal editors (the Vancouver Group) at its meeting last week in San Francisco. It is a complete revision of the initial guidelines on this subject issued in 1991.
Patients have rights to privacy that should not be infringed without informed consent. …