The health-care industry and consumer advocacy groups are at odds

The health-care industry and consumer advocacy groups are at odds over the sharing of a patient’s medical records without the patient’s consent. The health-care industry believe that no consent should be necessary to openly share data among doctors, hospitals, pharmacies, and insurance companies ‘Suppose a study is conducted in which 600 patients are randomly assigned, 200 each, to three “organizational groupings”- insurance companies, pharmacies, and medical researchers. Each patient is given material to read about the advantages concerning the sharing of medical records within the assigned “organizational grouping.” Each patient is then asked “would you object to the sharing of your medical records with…”; the results are recorded in the following contingency table:

Object to Sharing Information

Organizational Grouping

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Insurance

Pharmacies

Research

Yes

40

80

90

No

160

120

110

a. Is there evidence of a difference in objection to sharing information among the organizational groupings? (Use α = 0.05)