Freedom of Information and PSRO's

Sidney M. Wolfe, David C. Vladeck, William G. Kopit, William J. Curran

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Abstract

To the Editor: As a public-interest group seeking access on behalf of consumers to objective PSRO data about hospitals and physicians, we strongly object to the manner in which this issue is discussed by Professor Curran in the Law-Medicine note in the December 14, 1978, issue of the Journal. The title of the note,“Confidentiality of Records in PSRO's,” as well as several textual references, implies that one of the major issues raised by our law-suit is whether sensitive medical information identifiable to individual patients should be publicly disclosed. Such phrases as “confidentiality of…personal data on patients and providers” and. . .

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)681
Number of pages1
JournalNew England Journal of Medicine
Volume300
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 22 1979
Externally publishedYes

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  • Medicine(all)

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    Wolfe, S. M., Vladeck, D. C., Kopit, W. G., & Curran, W. J. (1979). Freedom of Information and PSRO's. New England Journal of Medicine, 300(12), 681. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJM197903223001222