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Table 2 Compensation for injury by consent form

From: Experimenting with modifications to consent forms in comparative effectiveness research: understanding the impact of language about financial implications and key information

If you are injured or harmed as a result of being in this study, how will your care be paid for? Experiment 1 Experiment 2
Form A: standard (n = 319) N (%) Form B: tailored compensation (n = 339) N (%) Form B: tailored compensation/standard key information (n = 248) N (%) Form C: modified key information (n = 254) N (%) Form D: clarified costs (n = 251) N (%)
Insurance companies may treat research harms or injuries differently than regular medical care. 101 (31.6) 40 (11.8) 46 (18.6) 38 (15.0) 54 (21.5)
It is not clear based on the information I read. 54 (16.9) 62 (18.3) 26 (10.5) 33 (13.0) 19 (7.6)
Just like medical care outside of a research study. 80 (25.1) 173 (51.0) 106 (42.7) 126 (49.6) 109 (43.4)
It may be different for every patient. 39 (12.2) 26 (7.7) 35 (14.1) 29 (11.4) 28 (11.2)
The sponsor of the study will provide it free of charge. 45 (14.1) 38 (11.2) 35 (14.1) 28 (11.0) 41 (16.3)
  1. Responses to compensation for injury language survey question. ‘Just like medical care outside of a research study’ was intended to be the most accurate response for the nature of the study