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Data protection, informed consent, and research

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7453.1437-a (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1437

Interpretation of legislation should reflect patients' views

  1. Jonathan Fletcher, medical student ([email protected]),
  2. Joanna Marriott, medical student,
  3. David Phillips, medical student
  1. medical school, university of birmingham, birmingham b15 2tt
  2. medical school, university of birmingham, birmingham b15 2tt

    EDITOR—Peto et al report the result of a vote at a public meeting whose audience included the general public, patient support groups and cancer charities, doctors, nurses, and public health workers.1 All of them, except the general public, have a professional interest in medical research. As a group of medical students, we undertook an epidemiological study building on previous studies exploring patients' views about confidentiality with …

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