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Offering results to research participants

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 02 March 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:549
  1. Eleanor M Dinnett, clinical research fellow (,
  2. Moira M B Mungall, clinical research fellow,
  3. Claire Gordon, research nurse,
  4. Elizabeth S Ronald, senior administrator,
  5. Allan Gaw, director
  1. Clinical Trials Unit, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, Glasgow G4 0SF

    EDITOR—The distinction between giving a general summary of trial results to study participants and providing them with their own trial results is not made clear in the paper by Dixon-Woods et al or the accompanying editorial.1 2 Investigators may provide patients with a summary of the trial results, but even if they do not they should be aware that study participants may access these results elsewhere. The provision of personalised …

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