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Dostupnost i nedostupnost zdravstvene dokumentacije
Availability of health documentation

Author(s): Gašper Šmid, Žarko Štrumbl
Subject(s): Archiving, Classification, Other
Published by: Arhiv Tuzlanskog kantona
Keywords: Access to medical documentation; protection of personal data; medical records retention period;

Summary/Abstract: Identification of medical records would not be needed in terms of the Hippocratic oath, when at least two people must know the diagnosis, such as attending physician and his deduced (head of department) that it has determined that task. If such documentation is kept in anonymized form, without patient names, and led to the way the application of different identifiers, whatever would come directly from the data on it, to which the patient‘s concerns. The purpose of anonymization of health care, not intended for protection of medical personnel, which is already so under oath, but only protects the patient or his „problematic information“ about health. In terms of research for medical purposes have been and never will be problematic to use data because it acts in the direction of new and better ways of treatment and rehabilitation. Anonymization process comes into play, when health data to begin the analytical process for populist purposes and various disclosures by the discrediting of individuals. In short, de-identification of medical documentation would not be required, if it is used only by medical staff (in the field), if the documents dealing with other researchers, must protect the main „actors“ - the patient in his intimate life, what right have all.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 17
  • Page Range: 306-318
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: Bosnian, Croatian, Serbian