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Type: Journal article
Title: Issues of consent and privacy affecting the functioning of ASERNIP-S
Author: Boult, M.
Babidge, W.
Roder, D.
Maddern, G.
Citation: Australian and New Zealand Journal of Surgery, 2002; 72(8):580-582
Publisher: Blackwell Science Asia
Issue Date: 2002
ISSN: 1445-1433
1445-2197
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Maggi Boult, Wendy Babidge, David Roder and Guy Maddern
Abstract: The Australian Safety and Efficacy Register for New Interventional Procedures − Surgical (ASERNIP−S) undertakes horizon scanning, systematic reviews and audits. By disseminating information derived from these processes, ASERNIP−S aims to improve the quality of health care. In the present article, we discuss some of the legal and ethical issues surrounding the collection of identified data for the purposes of audit. The individual's right to privacy is considered as well as the benefits of improving the quality of surgical health care.
Keywords: Health care; medical audit; privacy; quality assurance
Description: The definitive version is available at www.blackwell-synergy.com
RMID: 0020021940
DOI: 10.1046/j.1445-2197.2002.02477.x
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