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Table 2 Are staff of the GUM clinic allowed to share personal information during STI outbreaks with staff of the National Public Health Service on a "need-to-know" basis?.

From: Identifying outbreaks of sexually transmitted infection: who cares?

Health Profession Yes Yes, but should be discouraged* No Don't know
  n (%) n (%) n (%) n (%)
Microbiologist (n = 8) 3 (38) 2 (25) 2 (25) 1 (12)
GUM Consultant (n = 9) 5 (56) 2 (22) 2 (22) 0 (0)
CCDC (n = 5) 3 (60) 0 (0) 2 (40) 0 (0)
CDSC-Epidemiologist (n = 4) 2 (50) 1 (25) 1 (25) 0 (0)
Total 13 (50) 5 (19) 7 (27) 1 (4)
  1. * because patients may regard this as a confidentiality breach