Why doctors want banks to share wealth data

If there’s two types of information people want to protect, it’s probably their health data and their bank details.

Unlocking data

So why have neuroscientists teamed up with investment bankers to encourage patients to hand over both datasets?

Because, they write in Lancet Digital Health, current research on a person’s financial situation and their health is mostly limited to the broad strokes of low, middle or high socioeconomic status.

There are some exceptions. They point to a 2018 study that found