Differences in application process cause problems

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7019.1572a (Published 09 December 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1572
  1. Mary Black,
  2. Brenda Leese,
  3. Toby Gosden
  1. Research associate Research fellow Research assistant National Primary Care Research and Development Centre, University of Manchester, Manchester M13 9PL

    EDITOR,--We wish to contribute to the debate on the role of local research ethics committees.1 2 3 4 Recently, we carried out a pilot study investigating the cost effectiveness of specialist outreach clinics in general practice in two specialties, dermatology and orthopaedic surgery. We sought approval from nine local research ethics committees to approach patients attending outpatient clinics in hospitals and general practice. We asked patients to complete a questionnaire about their health status and experience of attending the clinic and to …

    View Full Text

    Log in

    Log in through your institution


    * For online subscription