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Ethical hazards of health data governance in the metaverse

Metaverse-enabled healthcare is no longer hypothetical. Developers must now contend with ethical, legal and social hazards if they are to overcome the systematic inefficiencies and inequities that exist for patients who seek care in the real world.

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K.K.-Q. and V.R. contributed equally to conceptualizing, writing and preparing earlier drafts of this manuscript for publication.

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Kostick-Quenet, K., Rahimzadeh, V. Ethical hazards of health data governance in the metaverse. Nat Mach Intell 5, 480–482 (2023). https://doi.org/10.1038/s42256-023-00658-w

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