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[Dataloss] UK: Laptop with 5,000 medical records stolen

From: lyger (lygerattrition.org)
Date: Thu Feb 14 2008 - 09:11:39 CST


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

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,
the hospital said.

Letters have been sent to those affected and police have launched an

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