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Slide Presentation from the AHRQ 2007 Annual Conference

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Rationale for sharing an abstract instead of the entire record

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  • Contents are bounded & defined
    • A better first step for a public wary of confidentiality breaches
    • Patients "get it." They understand the value of a concise clinical abstract for themselves and their providers
    • Avoiding sensitive content means easier consenting & wider use
    • While not the entire record, clinicians endorse the abstract as having high clinical value
    • The abstract's succinctness is preferred by some emergency room physicians
    • Interoperability across vendor platforms should be easier

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