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Physician privacy concerns when disclosing patient data for public health purposes during a pandemic influenza outbreak

Khaled El Emam12*, Jay Mercer3, Katherine Moreau1, Inese Grava-Gubins4, David Buckeridge56 and Elizabeth Jonker1

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1 CHEO Research Institute, Smyth Road, Ottawa, K1H 8L1, Canada

2 Paediatrics, University of Ottawa, Smyth Road, Ottawa, K1H 8L1, Canada

3 Family Medicine, University of Ottawa, Bruyere Street, Ottawa, K1N 5C8, Canada

4 College of Family Physicians of Canada, Skymark Avenue, Mississauga, L4W 5A4, Canada

5 Epidemiology & Biostatistics, McGill University, Pine Avenue West, Montreal, H3A 1A2, Canada

6 Direction de Sante publique du Montreal, Sherbrooke East, Montreal, H2L 1M3, Canada

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BMC Public Health 2011, 11:454  doi:10.1186/1471-2458-11-454

Published: 9 June 2011

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Summary of Health Reporting Literature. A literature review of empirical studies evaluating the extent to which providers report communicable diseases where reporting is mandated.

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