The confidentiality of patient and physician information in pharmacy prescription records

Zoutman, Dick E.; Ford, B. Douglas; Bassili, Assil R.
March 2004
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/2/2004, Vol. 170 Issue 5, p815
Academic Journal
Comments on the confidentiality of patient and physician information in prescription records of pharmacies in Canada. Potential consequences of selling prescription data from pharmacies; Overview of the Personal Information Protection and Electronics Documents Act; Canadian states which indicated that informed consent was necessary before the prescription data of a patient was sold.


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