Unjustified exclusion of elderly people from studies submitted to research ethics committee for approval: descriptive study

Bayer, Antony; Tadd, Win
October 2000
BMJ: British Medical Journal (International Edition);10/21/2000, Vol. 321 Issue 7267, p992
Academic Journal
Presents an overview of the incidence of discrimination against the elderly in medical research. Details of age restrictions associated with clinical studies; Efforts of researchers to rationalize unjustified upper age limits for studies; How the language used in such studies reflects the research community's negative stereotyping of the elderly.


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