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looking for reference
Several months ago, a mention was made in this list of the experience in
Vermont (sic?) where citizens were queried about using their willingnes to
use their SSNs as a medical record number. Some high percentage responded
that they wished to keep their SSN private but later, when the state of VT
was actually assigning medical ID numbers, only some small percentage
actually chose to be assigned a new number to memorize or keep records of.
Can anyone supply more detail or leads to the complete story?
I am interested in comparing the response of people when faced with a
personal question in the abstract with no consequences and their response
when a cost (no matter how slight) is attached to the choice.
Lewis Lorton, Executive Director
Healthcare Open Systems and Trials