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—In the Medical News & Perspectives article entitled "Increasing Use of Computerized Recordkeeping Leads to Legislative Proposals for Medical Privacy," published in the July 24/31, 1996, issue of THE JOURNAL (1996;276:270-272), an incorrect statement on page 270 refers to the Leahy-Bennett bill (S-1360) now under consideration by Congress. The bill does not require that consent to participate in research must be obtained.
Incorrect Statement.. JAMA. 1996;276(21):1724. doi:10.1001/jama.1996.03540210032028