Physician rights to privacy of data prevail in two major court tests, but new questions lie ahead.

@article{Field2009PhysicianRT,
  title={Physician rights to privacy of data prevail in two major court tests, but new questions lie ahead.},
  author={Robert I. Field},
  journal={P & T : a peer-reviewed journal for formulary management},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 4},
  pages={193-5}
}
  • Robert I. Field
  • Published 2009 in
    P & T : a peer-reviewed journal for formulary…
mation is compiled and transmitted, is far from clear. Historically, publicly available data on physician behavior has been scarce, but the Internet has changed things dramatically. Various Web sites now list disciplinary actions and malpractice judgments, and some Web sites include patient comments. Zagat’s, the company that rates restaurants based on customer input, is reportedly planning to begin scoring physicians in a similar manner.1 None of these data sources has yet faced a legal… CONTINUE READING

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