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dc.creatorWing, Coadyen
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-09T00:46:44Zen
dc.date.available2016-01-09T00:46:44Zen
dc.date.created2009-06en
dc.date.issued2009-06en
dc.identifierdoi:10.2105/AJPH.2008.141069en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAmerican Journal of Public Health 2009 June; 99(6): 1087-1092en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Effects+of+written+informed+consent+requirements+on+HIV+testing+rates:+evidence+from+a+natural+experiment.&title=American+Journal+of+Public+Health+&volume=99&issue=6&date=2009-06&au=Wing,+Coadyen
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.2105/AJPH.2008.141069en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/1028130en
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVES: I evaluated the effects of written informed consent requirements on HIV testing rates in New York State to determine whether such consent creates barriers that discourage HIV testing. METHODS: New York streamlined its HIV testing consent procedures on June 1, 2005. If written informed consent creates barriers to HIV testing, then New York's streamlining exercise should have reduced such barriers and increased HIV testing rates. I used logistic regression to estimate the effects of New York's policy change. RESULTS: New York's streamlined consent procedures led to a 31.4% (95% confidence interval [CI] = 20.9%, 41.9%) increase in the state's HIV testing rate. In absolute terms, 7% of the state's population had been tested for HIV in the preceding 6 months under the streamlined procedures, whereas only 5.3% would have been tested under the original procedures. These estimates imply that the streamlined consent procedures accounted for approximately 328 000 additional HIV tests in the 6 months after the policy change. CONCLUSIONS: Written informed consent requirements are a substantial barrier to HIV testing in the United States.There may be a trade-off between efforts to increase HIV testing rates and efforts to improve patient awareness.en
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dc.subjectConsenten
dc.subjectMethodsen
dc.subject.classificationHealth Careen
dc.subject.classificationInformed Consenten
dc.subject.classificationAcquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome or HIV Infectionen
dc.titleEffects of Written Informed Consent Requirements on HIV Testing Rates: Evidence From a Natural Experimenten
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