Simplifying consent for publication of case reportsBMJ 2008; 337 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.a1878 (Published 01 October 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;337:a1878
- Robert W Aldridge, foundation year 2 doctor1
- 1Royal Free Hospital, London NW3 2QG
Under the data protection act and guidance from the information commissioner, the BMJ is obliged to ensure all authors obtain consent for publication of case reports.1 As a foundation year 2 trainee keen to publish such interesting cases, I appreciate this need to protect patients, but I have also been frustrated by the current consent process.
The Information Commissioner …
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