Friday, February 15, 2008

5000 medical records stolen

The routine loss of personal data continues.

"A laptop containing the medical records of more than 5,000 patients has been stolen from a hospital...

The computer was taken from the outpatients department at Russells Hall Hospital in Dudley, West Midlands, on January 8.

It contains a database with information on 5,123 anticoagulation patients...

Letters have been sent to those affected and police have launched an investigation."

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