Thief gets State Hospital patient information

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SALEM, Ore. (AP) -- A thief has stolen patient information from the car owned by the chief of psychiatry at the Oregon State Hospital.

A hospital spokeswoman said Tuesday the records were in a backpack taken April 13 while Dr. Michael Duran was working out at a Portland fitness center.

The Salem Statesman Journal reports the (http://stjr.nl/JwLk58 ) the information included a caseload list of about 550 patients from the first week of March, including the hospital identification numbers, doctors and treatment programs.

It also included progress notes on 20 patients, randomly selected for an audit and containing dates of birth of possibly information on the patients' progress, and it contained Duran's daily work notes.

The hospital said Social Security numbers were not compromised, and no electronic patient information was involved.

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Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com