Contract minimum dataset includes confidential data

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7024.185 (Published 20 January 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:185
  1. O M Goodyear
  1. Information manager Southlands Hospital, Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex BN43 6TQ

    EDITOR,—R Basu Roy and P Sriskandabalan are right to be concerned about the threat to the privacy of data related to AIDS,1 but for inpatients it is already too late. Data on HIV status are included in the clinical coding that forms part of the contract minimum dataset,2 together with …

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