‘Best interests’ test for research goes out in favour of minimal risk, burden

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‘Best interests’ test for research goes out in favour of minimal risk, burden

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Health and disability commissioner Anthony Hill says “best interests” is not the right test for entering a person into research without their consent

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Researchers can expect the “best in­terests” of the patient will no longer cut it when deciding whether to in­clude them in research without their con