Patient perceptions of privacy infringements in an emergency department.

  title={Patient perceptions of privacy infringements in an emergency department.},
  author={Jonathan Karro and Andrew Wesley Dent and Stephen Farish},
  journal={Emergency medicine Australasia : EMA},
  volume={17 2},
OBJECTIVE To identify the nature, severity, impact, frequency and risk factors for patient perceived privacy infringements in the ED of St Vincent's Health Melbourne with 32,000 emergency attendances per annum. METHODS Patients 18 years and older attending emergency over a 2-week period were offered a nine-item questionnaire using a Likert scale. A privacy incident was defined as: (i) overhearing medical or personal information; (ii) being overheard; (iii) having private body parts exposed or… CONTINUE READING

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