A stolen unencrypted computer at Sutter Medical Foundation contained protected health information on more than 4.2 million patients. The information, however, does not include financial data, Social Security numbers, patient health plan ID numbers or medical records, according to the health system.

For that reason, Sacramento, Calif.-based Sutter Health is not offering paid credit/fraud protection services to affected patients. "Because the computer did not contain Social Security numbers, or any financial, credit card, debit card or bank account information, credit monitoring services would not be of value," the delivery system says on a Web site set up to disseminate information about the breach.

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