Research Review Committees in Long-Term Care Settings

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As the number of elderly people grows, the interest in research for this population increases. Federal funding is available for research regarding elders' needs, and researchers are recognizing the problems this population incurs. Residents and staff members in long-term care facilities are prime candidates for study subjects, and institutional research review committees, supported by the facilities' administration, are necessary to protect them. This article discusses ways to establish a research review committee and its working processes.

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