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Responsibility for ancillary care in clinical trials: Research patrimony and unintended coercion are hazards

BMJ 2004; 329 doi: (Published 22 July 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;329:232
  1. Arvindan Veiraiah (, research registrar in cardiology
  1. Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton BN2 1ES

    EDITOR—I agree with many of the assessments and suggestions made by Belsky and Richardson on medical researchers' responsibilities for ancillary care,1 but important issues remain to be considered.

    The need to explore ancillary care is just as important in developed countries as it is in developing countries. British study participants, for example, …

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