State considers the ‘auto-enrolment’ of unconscious patients into medical studies

State considers the ‘auto-enrolment’ of unconscious patients into medical studies
Dr Graham Love

Dr Graham Love, one of Ireland’s leading authorities on health research, has warned that such a move could erode patient trust and stall medical progress

The Department of Health is considering plans to ‘auto-enrol’ unconscious patients into medical research studies if it might help with their clinical care.

However, Dr Graham Love, one of Ireland’s leading authorities on health research, has warned that such a move could erode patient trust and stall medical progress.

The department’s auto-enrolment plan has emerged in correspondence with Chinese-backed health research company Genomics Medicine Ireland (GMI), which is planning to collect data from as...

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