Patients' consent and questions, and a statistical howlerBMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7087.0 (Published 12 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:0
Informed consent dominates this BMJ. We have published two studies which did not include informed consent (pp 1071 and pp 1077) and want your advice on whether we should ever do so again. The papers comply with the World Medical Association's Declaration of Helsinki, but a draft policy from a professor of medical ethics would, if adopted, commit the BMJ to not publishing such papers in the future (p 1107). An editorial (p 1059) summarises the points made in a cluster of papers.
Patients' questions are as important as patients' …
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