Letters Patient data

The commodification of patient medical records

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5867 (Published 02 October 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5867
  1. Donald J Nicolson, postdoctoral research fellow1
  1. 1University of Hull, Hull HU6 7RX, UK
  1. donald.nicolson{at}hyms.ac.uk

O’Dowd examined the tension in striking a balance between patient privacy and the access and reuse of personal medical records for research purposes (data reuse).1 By focusing on ethical concerns of data reuse, and the technological and legal processes to alleviate them,2 the overall debate around data reuse is …

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