Finnish health and social welfare registers in epidemiological research

  title={Finnish health and social welfare registers in epidemiological research},
  author={Mika Gissler and Jari Haukka},
Finland introduced a personal identification number system in 1964, and since then practically all administrative registers have included this unique identification code. Currently Finland has strict data protection laws, which prohibit the collection of sensitive health and social information. Health data that includes identifiers can be gathered by obtaining informed consent from the patients or clients, or under special legislation. An important exemption of this general principle, however… CONTINUE READING

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