2 thoughts on “Should health professionals discuss patients online? (poll)

  1. My 2&3&4 was 2plus3plus4 (all necessary.) De-identified really needs to be some major change in patient’s details, not just absent name. This from the perspective of 10 years in a small country town then in a regional center – it’s a small world and people talk.


    • Very true Jim. De-identifying is not as easy as it seems. A patient or event can sometimes be identified by putting different parts of online information together: eg where the health professional works, when it happened, certain clinical details etc.


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