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Public responses to the sharing and linkage of health data for research purposes: a systematic review and thematic synthesis of qualitative studies

  • Mhairi Aitken1Email author,
  • Jenna de St. Jorre1,
  • Claudia Pagliari1,
  • Ruth Jepson2 and
  • Sarah Cunningham-Burley1
BMC Medical EthicsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201617:73

Received: 17 June 2016

Accepted: 27 October 2016

Published: 10 November 2016

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27 Oct 2016 Editorially accepted
10 Nov 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12910-016-0153-x

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Authors’ Affiliations

Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics, University of Edinburgh, Medical School, Edinburgh, UK
The Scottish Collaboration for Public Health Research (SCPHRP), Edinburgh, UK