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UNC: Ignore mistaken patient surveys

Posted July 24, 2008 10:33 a.m. EDT

— Dozens of former UNC Health Care patients have received surveys with other people's names on them, but the hospital said the mistakes wouldn't compromise anyone's privacy.

UNC Health Care staff routinely send a follow-up survey after treating patients to ask about their experience. A computer glitch jumbled names and addresses on some recent mailings, spokeswoman Stephanie Crayton said.

No medical or personal information has been compromised, Crayton said, advising people who got misaddressed mail to throw the surveys away.