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Researchers Welcome Revised Privacy Rules

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Science  16 Aug 2002:
Vol. 297, Issue 5584, pp. 1108-1109
DOI: 10.1126/science.297.5584.1108b

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Greater protection of patient records doesn't have to come at the expense of research. That's the message intended for scientists in final rules announced last week by the Bush Administration (www.hhs.gov/ocr/hipaa) giving patients more control over how their records are used.