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12 February 2019

Ethics, Transparency, and Public Health at the Intersection of Innovation and Facebook's Suicide Prevention Efforts

Publication: Annals of Internal Medicine
Volume 170, Number 8
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cover image Annals of Internal Medicine
Annals of Internal Medicine
Volume 170Number 816 April 2019
Pages: 565 - 566

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Published online: 12 February 2019
Published in issue: 16 April 2019

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Ian Barnett, PhD
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (I.B.)
John Torous, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (J.T.)
Disclosures: Authors have disclosed no conflicts of interest. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M19-0366.
Corresponding Author: John Torous, MD, Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 75 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA 02115; e-mail, [email protected].
Current Author Addresses: Dr. Barnett: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, 423 Guardian Drive, Philadelphia, PA 19104.
Dr. Torous: Department of Psychiatry, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, 75 Fenwood Road, Boston, MA 02115.
Author Contributions: Conception and design: I. Barnett, J. Torous.
Drafting of the article: I. Barnett, J. Torous.
Critical revision for important intellectual content: I. Barnett, J. Torous.
Final approval of the article: I. Barnett, J. Torous.
Statistical expertise: I. Barnett.
Administrative, technical, or logistic support: J. Torous.
This article was published at Annals.org on 12 February 2019.

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Ian Barnett, John Torous. Ethics, Transparency, and Public Health at the Intersection of Innovation and Facebook's Suicide Prevention Efforts. Ann Intern Med.2019;170:565-566. [Epub 12 February 2019]. doi:10.7326/M19-0366

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