Issues of consent and privacy affecting the functioning of ASERNIP-S

Maggi Boult, Wendy Babidge, David Roder, Guy Maddern

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    The Australian Safety and Efficacy Register for New Interventional Procedures - Surgical (ASERNIP-S) undertakes horizon scanning, systematic reviews and audits. By disseminating information derived from these processes, ASERNIP-S aims to improve the quality of health care. In the present article, we discuss some of the legal and ethical issues surrounding the collection of identified data for the purposes of audit. The individual's right to privacy is considered as well as the benefits of improving the quality of surgical health care.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)580-582
    Number of pages3
    JournalANZ Journal of Surgery
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished or Issued - 20 Sep 2002


    • Health care
    • Medical audit
    • Privacy
    • Quality assurance

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Surgery

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