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Privacy Policies Take a Toll on Research, Survey Finds

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Science  16 Nov 2007:
Vol. 318, Issue 5853, pp. 1049
DOI: 10.1126/science.318.5853.1049

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A federal rule aimed at protecting patient data is hindering epidemiology research, adding costs and delays without enhancing confidentiality, according to a study this week in the Journal of the American Medical Association.