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April 14, 2004

Audiotaping of Informed Consent

Author Affiliations

Letters Section Editor: Stephen J. Lurie, MD, PhD, Senior Editor.

JAMA. 2004;291(14):1699. doi:10.1001/jama.291.14.1699-a

To the Editor: Dr Kodish and colleagues1 reported that 50% of parents of children enrolled in clinical trials of leukemia did not understand the concept of randomization, 18% did not understand they could refuse study enrollment, and 20% did not know they could withdraw their child from the trial at any time. Simes et al2 and Dunn et al3 reported similar results.

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