Does it violate the medical ethics that GP send the information of patient to a hospital without asking for consent?
posted 3 years ago
Consider that you visit a General Practitioner (GP) for some pain, and they inform you that you are fine ant the tests indicate no health issue. However, sometime later, they notice a missed condition following looking back over the tests, and immediately sent the patient’s information to a local hospital so that they could book surgery to correct the condition. This is done without pre-consulting or informing the patient.
Does this violate formal codes of medical ethics or any professional or legal regulations regarding patient privacy?