County-USC patients’ personal information stolen in car break-in

Abby Sewell reports:

Files containing personal information on more than 700 patients treated at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center were stolen when an employee’s car was broken into, county health officials said Monday.

The break-in occurred in July. The county Department of Health Services released a statement after trying to notify the affected patients by mail.

The files stolen from the car contained appointment lists for people who were treated at the County-USC neurosurgery clinic between May 10 and July 26, according to the statement.

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