"Informed Consent" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
Voluntary authorization, by a patient or research subject, with full comprehension of the risks involved, for diagnostic or investigative procedures, and for medical and surgical treatment.
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Informed Consent".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Informed Consent".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Informed Consent" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Informed Consent" was a major or minor topic of these publication.