Patient Anonymity and Privacy

If you read about patient confidentiality at you will understand why healthcare professionals cannot share or discuss your health care information without your knowledge. Health care information is stored in a way that protects your privacy. Patients have the right to privacy and anonymity in medical publication. Refer to ICMJE Privacy and Confidentiality guidelines for more information about patient anonymity and privacy.

Any personal information should be private to ensure that readers could not recognize the patient. If the image is necessary for publication, please ensure to obtain the patient’s authorization. If the patient has died, please contact the next of kin for authorization. Any manuscript without oral or written permission involving patient anonymity will not be consideration for publication.