Case history breached confidentiality

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7018.1506c (Published 02 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1506
  1. Robert Kerwin, Professor of clinical neuropharmacology
  1. Department of Psychological Medicine, King's College School of Medicine and Dentistry, London SE5 8AF

    EDITOR,--I take issue with two points raised in the debate over whether second opinions are a right or a concession.1

    My first point relates to confidentiality in such an exercise. The doctors at Bethlem Royal and Maudsley Hospitals can easily be narrowed down to a shortlist of two or three, including me. If I am not …

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