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CONFIDENTIALITY

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The ethical principle that doctors do not reveal information to other people (or to organisations) that their patients have given to them in confidence. Normally the doctor must get permission to release confidential information to an employer (or other authoritative body), insurance company or lawyer. The doctor does have to provide such information if required by a court of law. (See ETHICS.)

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