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Sharing electronic health records

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1437

Confidentiality is big issue

  1. Derek F H Pheby, director (
  1. Unit of Applied Epidemiology, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol BS16 1QY

    EDITOR—The central Hampshire electronic health record project raises important issues, with implications for the national spine network.1 2 The authors assert, after 20 web based responses from a population of 225 000, that most people support linked records. No informed consent was obtained to records being available across health and social care, driving …

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