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Letter to the University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, and Johns Hopkins Health System

Presenting Results of a National Poll Question Related to the Unethical iCOMPARE Trial Comparing Standard and Long Work Schedules for Internal Medicine Residents

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View letter enclosure (Public Citizen Report: Bipartisan Consensus: The Public Wants Well-Rested Medical Residents to Help Ensure Safe Patient Care).

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Public Citizen and the American Medical Student Association urged the lead institutions for the iCOMPARE trial to immediately take whatever actions are necessary to terminate the trial. Allowing the continued unwitting enrollment of tens of thousands of patient subjects in the trial, in the face of national poll data showing that the vast majority of the adult public would want to be informed of this experiment if they were admitted to one of the experimental-group hospitals, would constitute an egregious, knowing disregard for the basic ethical principle of respect for persons.

View our other work related to the unethical FIRST and iCOMPARE trials.