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.
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
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 94-0175447
Code Inist : 002B30A09. Création : 199406.