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When is informed consent required in cluster randomized trials in health research?

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This article is part of a series of papers examining ethical issues in cluster randomized trials (CRTs) in health research. In the introductory paper in this series, we set out six areas of inquiry that must be addressed if the cluster trial is to be set on a firm ethical foundation. This paper addresses the second of the questions posed, namely, from whom, when, and how must informed consent be obtained in CRTs in health research? The ethical principle of respect for persons implies that res...

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10.1186/1745-6215-12-202

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Nuffield Department of Population Health
Sub department:
Population Health
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Journal:
Trials
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
202
Publication date:
2011-01-01
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EISSN:
1745-6215
ISSN:
1745-6215
Source identifiers:
402805
Language:
English
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2013-11-16

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