June 18, 2011

Patient Participation in Research Among Solid Organ Transplant Recipients in the United States


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The authors examined the SRTR and compared solid organ transplant recipients listed as participating in research protocols to those not listed as research participants (PRPs).  They found that there were significant differences between PRPs and non-participants.  This is an ethical issue because it leads to the question of whether all potential subjects get the same access to medical care and to research participation: are some groups are unfairly excluded or, conversely, carrying an unfair share of the burdens of research?

 

Cardiac Transplantation, Liver Transplantation, Lung Transplantation, Renal Transplantation

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