Evaluating the Risk of Re-identification of Patients from Hospital Prescription Records - Sponsored Whitepaper

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Pharmacies often provide prescription records to private
research firms, on the assumption that these records are de-identified (i.e., identifying information has been removed). However, concerns have been expressed about the potential that patients can be re-identified from such records. Recently, a large private research firm requested prescription records from the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO), as part of a larger effort to develop a database of hospital prescription records across Canada.
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