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Unread October 7th, 2009, 04:51 PM
Da Friendly Puter Tech Da Friendly Puter Tech is offline
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Default Re: Abuse of curbside consultation

Ai, Ai, Ai, Discussing cases in the lounge. That is just a bit too nonchalant with sensitive information for my taste. You are not discussing cows - you are discussing humans.

There is always a chance that one of the doctors or other professionals in the lounge knows the patient in question. Then it is an all out HIPPA breach if that happens.

No way - doctors freely discussing cases in the lounge is wrong. Clinicians discussing patients with other clinicians in a controlled setting, and with the express understanding that if one clinician in the exchange speaks up should they know the patient is a different thing. This should also only be done if the clinician have a legitimate reason to seek the counsel of a colleague.

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