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Bryan Hospital takes patient privacy seriously. The hospital policy states that only healthcare professionals

directly involved in patient care should have access to patient data. The hospital has had several incidents in which a patient had an adverse outcome because the nurse who had access was at lunch and the nurse covering did not have all of the information that was required to provide care.


What options does the hospital have?

What would you recommend? Justify your recommendation.

What legal principles apply in this situation?

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Given that several incidents have occurred, it is time for the hospital address this as a serious impediment to quality... View the full answer

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