Consent and widespread access to personal health information for the delivery of care: a large scale telephone survey of consumers’ attitudes using vignettes in New Zealand

BMJ Open 2016;6:e011640
Authors: Dick Whiddett, Inga Hunter, Barry McDonald, Tony Norris, John Waldon
“In 32% of their answers, respondents indicated that they would be unwilling to share their information in the way that was proposed to them; the results suggest that many of the information-sharing scenarios proposed under the new government strategies are unlikely to reach the, somewhat arbitrary, 80% level of consent from the public. The potential unwillingness of people to share information severely undermines the credibility of a strategy based on open information sharing and needs to be addressed.”
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