Medical research using governments' health claims databases: With or without patients' consent?

Feng Jen Tsai, Valérie Junod

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻回顧型文獻

摘要

Taking advantage of its single-payer, universal insurance system, Taiwan has leveraged its exhaustive database of health claims data for research purposes. Researchers can apply to receive access to pseudonymized (coded) medical data about insured patients, notably their diagnoses, health status and treatments. In view of the strict safeguards implemented, the Taiwanese government considers that this research use does not require patients' consent (either in the form of an opt-in or in the form of an opt-out). A group of non-governmental organizations has challenged this view in the Taiwanese Courts, but to no avail. The present article reviews the arguments both against and in favor of patients' consent for re-use of their data in research. It concludes that offering patients an opt-out would be appropriate as it would best balance the important interests at issue.
原文英語
頁(從 - 到)871-877
頁數7
期刊Journal of Public Health (United Kingdom)
40
發行號4
DOIs
出版狀態已發佈 - 一月 1 2018

指紋

Biomedical Research
Databases
Health
Research
Insurance
Taiwan
Health Status
Research Personnel
Organizations
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Ethics
  • Government and law
  • Public health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

引用此文

Medical research using governments' health claims databases : With or without patients' consent? / Tsai, Feng Jen; Junod, Valérie.

於: Journal of Public Health (United Kingdom), 卷 40, 編號 4, 01.01.2018, p. 871-877.

研究成果: 雜誌貢獻回顧型文獻

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