Ethics Consultation Report System

The Department of Bioethics maintains a multi-year Ethics Consultation Report System (ECRS) that contains reports and summary data filed by Cleveland Clinic ethics consultants for each consultation undertaken at the Cleveland Clinic. The ECRS is an ongoing data registry approved by the Cleveland Clinic Institutional Review Board as a research and quality evaluative tool. It contains data on over 1000 clinical, research, and institutional ethics consults since 2003

The ECRS data are available to approved investigators . interested in pursuing bioethics research or quality improvement projects. Complicance with HIPAA and other regulatory guidelines are maintained during use of this secured information to ensure patient and provider confidentiality.

For more information contact:

Dr. Martin Smith, S.T.D

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