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Let’s put worry about computer security into perspective

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: (Published 26 June 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:1452
  1. J E F Fitzgerald, specialist trainee, general surgery,
  2. A Nikkar-Esfahani, medical student,
  3. A A B Jamjoom, medical student,
  4. K K Shah, medical student,
  5. A G Acheson, consultant colorectal surgeon
  1. 1Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust, Nottingham NG7 2UH
  1. edwardfitzgerald{at}

Greenhalgh et al found that patients were particularly concerned about computer security and inappropriate access for the proposed centrally stored medical record,1 a tenth citing such concerns as justification to reject or at least remain undecided on the benefit of a Healthspace account.

Electronically stored patient information remains topical in relation to security2 …

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