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Health research access to personal confidential data in England and Wales: assessing any gap in public attitude between preferable and acceptable models of consent.

Mark J Taylor, Natasha Taylor

Life Sciences, Society and Policy | Published : 2014

Abstract

England and Wales are moving toward a model of 'opt out' for use of personal confidential data in health research. Existing research does not make clear how acceptable this move is to the public. While people are typically supportive of health research, when asked to describe the ideal level of control there is a marked lack of consensus over the preferred model of consent (e.g. explicit consent, opt out etc.). This study sought to investigate a relatively unexplored difference between the consent model that people prefer and that which they are willing to accept. It also sought to explore any reasons for such acceptance.A mixed methods approach was used to gather data, incorporating a struc..

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