Doctors got off lighter in UCLA snooping case
Charles Ornstein of the Los Angeles Times reports:
When penalties were handed out for snooping in UCLA’s medical records, it paid to have an M.D. after your name.
As a group, doctors at UCLA hospitals who wrongly peeked at the records of pop star Britney Spears got off lighter than other staffers, according to reports released Friday by state health inspectors.[…]
All told, at least 53 UCLA staffers — including 14 physicians — looked at Spears’ medical records on the two occasions, even though they were not treating her, according to statistics from the state and UCLA officials. Eighteen non-doctors resigned, retired or were dismissed after their prying was discovered, according to data provided to The Times by UCLA. No physicians quit or were fired.
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