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Privacy Preferences for Healthcare Records and Information Across Europe

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by Catherine L. Saunders and Sunil Patil

May 11, 2016

From what you hear and read in the news, you might get the impression that the public do not want their personal information, especially healthcare records, to be shared under any circumstances. However, this perception has been challenged following the European Commission's three year PACT project, a Europe-wide survey, which used a stated preference (SP) experiment exploring Europeans' views on security, surveillance and privacy issues....

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Catherine Saunders is a statistician at the Cambridge Centre for Health Services Research. Sunil Patil is a senior analyst at RAND Europe.

This commentary originally appeared on Statistics Views on May 10, 2016. Commentary gives RAND researchers a platform to convey insights based on their professional expertise and often on their peer-reviewed research and analysis.