BMJ – Sarah Woolnough: The importance of patient data for research

The case for greater use of patient data to further research and understanding of health and medical issues, including prevention and lifestyle factors. Quote:

The ethical issues surrounding the use of data are complex, but this does not mean we should shy away from reforming a system which is far from perfect. Secure and efficient data sharing among researchers has the potential to offer huge rewards. It will give everyone in the UK the opportunity to contribute towards research and allow us to use this invaluable asset to better understand cancer and, ultimately, to save lives.

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