The importance of consent in case reports

The importance of consent in case reports
Ross J Thomson, C Fielder Camm
European Heart Journal – Case Reports, 4 January 2021
Open Access
…The Committee on Publication Ethics and the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors have issued guidelines on the publication of case reports. These state that, with limited exceptions, consent from the patient should be obtained prior to publication of a case report. When obtaining informed consent authors must advise their patients not only that their case will be placed in the public domain but that despite every effort at anonymisation there exists a possibility that they may be identified, and that their consent is irrevocable after (but not before) publication. As part of the consent process, the patient should have the opportunity to read the manuscript and view any images accompanying it…

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