Medical Privacy and Research

  title={Medical Privacy and Research},
  author={Norman Bradburn},
  journal={The Journal of Legal Studies},
  pages={687 - 701}
  • N. Bradburn
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The Journal of Legal Studies
Medical records are increasingly kept in electronic form. The existence of large medical databases raises new questions about privacy and control over that information. When records exist in a form that can easily be shared with others, there are legitimate privacy concerns. This paper argues that this fear is not properly a privacy issue, but rather concerns the viability of social norms that govern the doctor‐patient relationship and the use of medical information that is obtained within that… 
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