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Importance of systematic deliberation and stakeholder presence: a national study of clinical ethics committees
  1. Morten Magelssen1,
  2. Reidar Pedersen1,
  3. Ingrid Miljeteig2,3,
  4. Håvard Ervik4,
  5. Reidun Førde1
  1. 1Centre for Medical Ethics, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway
  2. 2Department of Research and Development, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway
  3. 3Bergen Center for Ethics and Priority Setting, Department of Global Public Health and Primary Care, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway
  4. 4Clinical Ethics Committee, Møre og Romsdal Hospital Trust, Ålesund, Norway
  1. Correspondence to Dr Morten Magelssen, Centre for Medical Ethics, University of Oslo, N-0318 Oslo, Norway; morten.magelssen{at}medisin.uio.no

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  • Contributors All authors contributed to design and analysis, and to revision of the text. MM had main responsibility for data collection and analysis, and wrote the first draft. All authors approved of the final version.

  • Funding MM, RP and RF’s work was funded by a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Data Protection Official at the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (ref. 48902). In order to preserve the anonymity of patients and other stakeholders, the questionnaires contained no questions that could identify individuals.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors All authors contributed to design and analysis, and to revision of the text. MM had main responsibility for data collection and analysis, and wrote the first draft. All authors approved of the final version.

  • Funding MM, RP and RF’s work was funded by a grant from the Norwegian Ministry of Health and Care Services.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent for publication Not required.

  • Ethics approval The study was approved by the Data Protection Official at the Norwegian Centre for Research Data (ref. 48902). In order to preserve the anonymity of patients and other stakeholders, the questionnaires contained no questions that could identify individuals.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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