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Causes and consequences of breach of confidentiality of patient health information in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos state

 Department: Health Information Management  
 By: usericon iamjahmeyou  

 Project ID: 5762
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Abstract
This project work examines the causes and consequences of breach of confidentiality of patient health information in Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Lagos state. Breach of confidentiality is a major problem in the hospital wards and the hospital at large as examined by the study. The objectives of the study includes accessing to assess the impact of the level of knowledge and the awareness of healthcare workers on breach of confidentiality of patient information and identifying the factors that cause breach of confidentiality of patient information among healthcare workers in Lagos university teaching hospital (LUTH), among others. Five research questions were also developed in relation to the objectives.  The study adopted descriptive design and stratified random sampling were used to select 119 respondents as sample cut across five departments (Medicine, Nursing, Health Information Management, Pharmacy and  Medical laboratory scientist.) and 119 Structured questionnaires was distributed and only 100 were filled and returned. Data gathered from the research was presented using simple percentage and frequency distribution tables. Conclusively, findings indicated that the level of knowledge of healthcare professionals have a great impact on the breaches of confidentiality and hospital ought to have only qualified healthcare professionals who understand the concept of ethics and rules regarding the disclosure of health information of the patients. Keywords: breach, confidential, patient health information and healthcare workers...
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