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Clash over public access rights and patient confidentiality sparks trial

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.330.7486.273-a (Published 03 February 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:273
  1. Caroline White
  1. London

    A world expert and two of his university colleagues have been charged with court obstruction by the Swedish parliamentary ombudsman and now face a public criminal trial as a result of a clash over rights to access public data and the need to maintain patient confidentiality.

    Christopher Gillberg, professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and St George's Hospital, London; Gunnar Svedberg, vice chancellor of the University of Gothenburg; and Arne Wittlõv, chairman of the university's board of directors, could …

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