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The health care information directive

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, April 2001
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (81st percentile)

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Title
The health care information directive
Published in
BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, April 2001
DOI 10.1186/1472-6947-1-1
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Authors

Ross EG Upshur, Vivek Goel

Abstract

Developments in information technology promise to revolutionise the delivery of health care by providing access to data in a timely and efficient way. Information technology also raises several important concerns about the confidentiality and privacy of health data. New and existing legislation in Europe and North America may make access to patient level data difficult with consequent impact on research and health surveillance. Although research is being conducted on technical solutions to protect the privacy of personal health information, there is very little research on ways to improve individuals power over their health information. This paper proposes a health care information directive, analogous to an advance directive, to facilitate choices regarding health information disclosure. A health care information directive is described which creates a decision matrix that combines the ethical appropriateness of the use of personal health information with the sensitivity of the data. It creates a range of possibilities with in which individuals can choose to contribute health information with or without consent, or not to contribute information at all. The health care information directive may increase individuals understanding of the uses of health information and increase their willingness to contribute certain kinds of health information. Further refinement and evaluation of the directive is required.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United States 4 3%
United Kingdom 3 2%
Spain 2 1%
Unknown 148 94%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 27 17%
Researcher 21 13%
Student > Ph. D. Student 18 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 13 8%
Student > Bachelor 13 8%
Other 45 29%
Unknown 20 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 58 37%
Computer Science 15 10%
Nursing and Health Professions 10 6%
Social Sciences 10 6%
Engineering 7 4%
Other 27 17%
Unknown 30 19%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 9. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 April 2016.
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#2,294,151
of 15,335,560 outputs
Outputs from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#212
of 1,390 outputs
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#49,801
of 267,219 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making
#1
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