Privacy Preferences for Healthcare Records and Information Across Europe


May 11, 2016

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This commentary originally appeared on Statistics Views on May 10, 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.