A survey of more than 3,000 Americans conducted in August with results released this month finds 5 percent of respondents have been notified that their medical records were breached. The highest rate of notifications16 percentwas among respondents with an income above $100,000.
Truven Health Analytics and National Public Radio conducted the poll; the organizations do monthly polls on a variety of healthcare issues and the August poll focused on privacy issues. While more than two-thirds of respondents said they are willing to share health information anonymously with researchers, some worry about the privacy of their records that other stakeholders possess.
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