Ethics Committee

Definition

Health Economics

  • Ethics committees are agencies (some statutory) that are designed to protect people who are directly or indirectly the subjects of, or might be affected by, research. Committee approval is normally required for research involving patients, relatives or carers of patients; access to data, organs or other bodily material of past and present patients; foetal material and IVF involving patients; the recently dead in hospitals; the use of, or potential access to, health care premises or facilities; health care staff who are recruited as research participants by virtue of their professional role.
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