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Ethics review and use of reminder letters in postal surveys: are current practices compromising an evidence-based approach?

Jeanette E Ward
Med J Aust 2003; 178 (1): 43-44.
Published online: 6 January 2003

Comment: Howell and his coauthors invite human research ethics committees (HRECs) to standardise their judgements about key aspects of methods, such as response-aiding strategies.1 Their balanced and thoughtful analysis of their experience in securing approval from two HRECs for reminders to enhance response rates to a postal community survey adds to previous concerns about decision-making by HRECs in Australia.2,3

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