A retrospective analysis of institutional review board and informed consent practices in EMS research.
To assess the frequency of institutional review board (IRB) review and informed consent in emergency medical services (EMS) research.
Two-year, retrospective review of published EMS research.
Measurements and main results
One hundred two studies were analyzed.
Seventy-one (70%) were exempt from IRB review, 31 (30%) were not exempt.
Seventeen nonexempt studies (55%) did not obtain IRB review.
Eight of these did not specify a consent method; one used implied consent and eight used volunteers.
Volunteers gave informed consent in one study.
Of the 14 nonexempt studies with IRB approval, seven did not specify a consent method.
Two used informed consent, one received an informed consent waiver, one used verbal consent, and three involved volunteers.
Mots-clés Pascal : Hôpital, Service hospitalier, Urgence, Homme, Consentement éclairé, Réglementation, Recherche scientifique, Ethique, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Hospital, Hospital ward, Emergency, Human, Informed consent, Regulation, Scientific research, Ethics, United States, North America, America
Notice produite par :
Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0175447
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.