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Comment & Response
March 6, 2018

Patient Data Ownership—Reply

Author Affiliations
  • 1Open Health Services, MITRE Corporation, Bedford, Massachusetts
  • 2Scripps Translational Science Institute, La Jolla, California
JAMA. 2018;319(9):935-936. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.21688

In Reply Mr Contreras and colleagues express concern that providing individuals with control over their complete, longitudinal health data could result in less-effective scientific research because individuals may not choose to share their data. However, multiple studies have shown that individuals are far more willing to share their medical data for research purposes than are their physicians.1,2

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