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Readability of patient information and consent documents in rheumatological studies

BMC Medical EthicsBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201617:42

Received: 18 January 2016

Accepted: 22 June 2016

Published: 16 July 2016

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22 Jun 2016 Editorially accepted
16 Jul 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12910-016-0126-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Lillehammer, Norway
Department of Patient & Care, Maastricht University Medical Centre, Maastricht, The Netherlands
Institute for Regional Health Research, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark
Hospital of Southern Denmark, Aabenraa, Denmark
King Christian 10th Hospital for Rheumatic Diseases, Graasten, Denmark