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When does Quality Assurance in Health Care Require Independent Ethical Review?

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This publication has been rescinded.

The focus of the document is on quality assurance activities in health care, consistent with the Working Party’s terms of reference. However, AHEC considers that the information may be adapted and applied to non-health quality assurance activities.

This Issues Paper was archived in 2009. It is provided here for archival and reference purposes only.

Synopsis of publication:

This final version of the document provides advice to institutions, Human Research Ethics Committees and health care professionals about how to identify when quality assurance proposals require ethical review.

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