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    Reply regarding confidentiality and the human touch
    • Emma J Lim, Doctor
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      • Jane Morgan

    Dear Editor,

    With regard to your concerns about losing the human touch and confidentiality issues with your patients, our full text article explains the following:

    1. All patients are given a preference on how they would like us to communicate results to them, by phone, text or letter. We found the majority preferred text message as the patients believed it led to the highest degree of confidentiality and ens...

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    Confidentiality concerns

    Dear Editor,

    Although the concern to contact patients as soon as possible after the diagnosis is made to initiate treatment and prevent further spread is of great importance, I'm concerned about the possibility of patient confidentiality, and the loss of the human touch.

    More and more we are becoming dependant on the latest pieces of technology to transmit information, rather than direct interaction with th...

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