Patient Privacy Issues Analytical Essay by ResearchRiter

Patient Privacy Issues
This paper looks at patient privacy issues involving identity theft, medical identity theft and discrimination based on health history.
# 123854 | 750 words | 16 sources | APA | 2008 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2008 in Criminology (Public and Crime) , Sociology (General) , Medical and Health (General) , Law (General)

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This paper discusses patient privacy laws regarding the safeguarding of patient medical records in terms of identity theft, medical identity theft, and discrimination. Stanford University Hospital in California is used as an example, and bulleted points are included.

From the Paper:

"Patient privacy issues are more relevant today than ever before. Three pressing problems are related to patient privacy identity theft medical identity theft and discrimination based on health history. Common identity theft occurs when a criminal uses another person's personal information to take on that person's identity. Medical identity theft occurs when someone uses a person's name and sometimes other parts of their identity such as insurance information without the person's knowledge or consent to obtain medical services or goods."

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APA Format

Patient Privacy Issues (2008, December 01) Retrieved October 17, 2019, from

MLA Format

"Patient Privacy Issues" 01 December 2008. Web. 17 October. 2019. <>