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Hospital probes loss of files on Qld road

A full investigation is underway after patient files earmarked for destruction were found on a busy Brisbane road.

A major Brisbane hospital has downplayed privacy concerns after patients' medical files fell off the back of a truck and ended up strewn across a busy road.

The Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital is investigating the incident, which happened as a contractor removed unwanted files for destruction.

The hospital says no complete medical records were lost, but admits some of the paperwork contained information such as patients' names.

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