Making a hash of data: what risks to privacy does the NHS's care.data scheme pose?

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Hagger-Johnson, GE ; Harron, K ; Goldstein, H ; Parslow, R ; Dattani, N ; Borja, MC ; Wijlaars, L ; Gilbert, R (2014)
  • Publisher: BMJ Publishing Group
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1136/bmj.g2264
  • Subject: RA0421 | Confidentiality, Data Collection, Electronic Health Records, Great Britain, Humans, Patient Identification Systems, State Medicine | RA
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