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Old 12-07-2012, 12:01 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Xcelratr View Post
No. Patient confidentiality requires details of their medical condition be kept private.

If you notice those articles, the patients are often not identified when their condition is stated, or its put in the most generic terms. "Three people were treated and released, one is in critical condition."

Your medical state is no one's business but your own. In the case of public figures, it's often a dance between how much info their spokespeople release (or authorize the hospital to release) vs how much they keep private.
Bingo. In previous articles the administrators of the hospital were appalled at the way she handled the call. Here in states, unless the Dr or Rn is calling a number the patient provided for follow-up, they must ask for specifics before providing even simple information (DoB, Address, etc).
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