physician-patient privilege

Definition of "physician-patient privilege"
  1. The right to keep medical information shared by a patient with a doctor confidential, unless the patient allows sharing
How to use "physician-patient privilege" in a sentence
  1. In a lawsuit, her attorney invoked the physician-patient privilege to protect her health records.
  2. Due to the physician-patient privilege, he was prevented from getting details about his spouse's health from her doctor.
  3. Physician-patient privilege safeguards sensitive health information from becoming public without patient's consent.

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