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Outliers: Quotable

By Modern Healthcare
Posted: January 26, 2013 - 12:01 am ET

“HIPAA has made it far too difficult to surface potentially dangerous people. ... HIPAA clearly went too far. The question is, if you have information and you have a reason to believe this person is dangerous, should there be a way to surface that?”

—Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich on

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“Her family refused (to let the patient go home), and they told me so. Do I call security and escort them out? I was more concerned with them giving me a bad patient-satisfaction survey score than her going home and having a stroke,” which was considered highly unlikely.

—An emergency room doctor in
Columbia, S.C., in Forbes

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