No more arbitrary upper age limits for clinical researchBMJ 2012; 344 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.e4040 (Published 12 June 2012) Cite this as: BMJ 2012;344:e4040
- Marion E T McMurdo, professor of ageing and health1
- 1University of Dundee, Ageing and Health, Medical Research Institute, Ninewells Hospital and Medical School, Dundee DD1 9SY, UK
A multi-faceted approach is needed to end the systematic exclusion of older people from clinical research.1 However, one simple measure could have a major impact—a zero tolerance policy from funders and ethics committees for arbitrary upper age limits. The use of such upper age limits …
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