TITLE

The effect of privacy legislation on observational research

AUTHOR(S)
Gershon, Andrea S.; Tu, Jack V.
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/25/2008, Vol. 178 Issue 7, p871
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the impact of privacy legislation on observational research. According to the authors, privacy legislation has been passed to protect the confidentiality and privacy of information related to the patients of medical research. The article includes information on factors which affect the practicability of acquiring informed consent from observational research participants. Examples of international privacy legislation such as the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act Privacy Rule are also presented.
ACCESSION #
31315882

 

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