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Incomprehensible consent forms:Plain English is important

BMJ 2005; 330 doi: (Published 16 June 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;330:1450
  1. Robert Dingwall, professor (
  1. Institute for the Study of Genetics, Biorisks and Society (IGBiS), University of Nottingham, Nottingham NG7 2RD

    EDITOR—Pothier's letter showing how many patients may not understand consent forms deserves a wide circulation.1 It has long been clear that much of the current system of ethical review and …

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