Patients' understanding of consent form should be checked before participation in trial

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7034.847a (Published 30 March 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:847
  1. Tina Melby,
  2. John E Mendelson,
  3. Reese T Jones
  1. Staff research associate Assistant clinical professor Professor of psychiatry Drug Dependence Research Center, Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco, 401 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94143-0894, USA

    EDITOR,—In their article on getting patients' consent to enter clinical trials Elizabeth Wager and colleagues emphasise the need for care in obtaining informed consent.1 In our psychopharmacology research laboratory we routinely obtain informed consent from heroin and …

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