Medical Records Down in the Dumps

June 24, 2011
The personal records of 3,200 patients were “dumped” at a U.K. landfill site with ordinary rubbish rather than being shredded or burned in line with

The personal records of 3,200 patients were “dumped” at a U.K. landfill site with ordinary rubbish rather than being shredded or burned in line with procedure. So, just a reminder that security was not better in the “paper days.” It gives a new meaning to “garbage in – garbage out.”

"There are many things that we would throw away if we were not afraid that others might pick them up."

Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray, 1891 Irish dramatist, novelist, and poet (1854 - 1900)

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