HEC Forum

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 49–60

Ethics Committees in Croatia in the Healthcare Institutions: The First Study about their Structure and Functions, and some Reflections on the Major Issues and Problems

  • Ana Borovečki
  • Henk ten Have
  • Stjepan Orešković


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ana Borovečki
    • 1
  • Henk ten Have
    • 2
    • 3
  • Stjepan Orešković
    • 4
  1. 1.Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, Medical SchoolUniversity of ZagrebZagrebCroatia
  2. 2.University Medical CentreNijmegenThe Netherlands
  3. 3.NijmegenThe Netherlands
  4. 4.Andrija Štampar School of Public Health, Medical SchoolUniversity of Zagreb, Republic of CroatiaZagrebCroatia

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