Implanting inequality: Empirical evidence of social and ethical risks of implantable radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices

  title={Implanting inequality: Empirical evidence of social and ethical risks of implantable radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices},
  author={Torin Monahan and Jill A. Fisher},
  journal={International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care},
  pages={370 - 376}
  • T. MonahanJ. Fisher
  • Published 1 October 2010
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Objectives: The aim of this study was to assess empirically the social and ethical risks associated with implantable radio-frequency identification (RFID) devices. Methods: Qualitative research included observational studies in twenty-three U.S. hospitals that have implemented new patient identification systems and eighty semi-structured interviews about the social and ethical implications of new patient identification systems, including RFID implants. Results: The study identified three… 

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