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Protection of patients' rights to privacy

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1272
  1. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors
  1. 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. …

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