publication . Article . 2005

A feasibility study of signed consent for the collection of patient\ud identifiable information for a national paediatric clinical audit\ud database

McKinney, P.A.; Jones, S.; Parslow, R.; Davey, N.; Darowski, M.; Chaudhry, B.; Stack, C.; Parry, G.; Draper, E.S.;
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  • Published: 16 Apr 2005
  • Publisher: BMJ Publishing
  • Country: United Kingdom
Objectives: To investigate the feasibility of obtaining signed consent\ud for submission of patient identifiable data to a national clinical\ud audit database and to identify factors influencing the consent process\ud and its success.\ud \ud Design: Feasibility study.\ud \ud Setting: Seven paediatric intensive care units in England.\ud \ud Participants: Parents/guardians of patients, or patients aged 12-16\ud years old, approached consecutively over three months for signed\ud consent for submission of patient identifiable data to the national\ud clinical audit database the Paediatric Intensive Care Audit Network\ud (PICANet).\ud \ud Main outcome measures: The nu...

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(Accepted 26 January 2005)

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