Conflict of Interest Guidelines for Clinical Guidelines
Williams, Michael J
Kevat, Dev A S
The Medical journal of Australia 2011 Oct 17; 195(8): 442-5
? Clinical guidelines are being increasingly produced to improve quality of care, but are vulnerable to bias. ? Only 15% of guidelines on the National Health and Medical Research Council portal from the most prolific developers have published conflict of interest statements, and fewer detail the processes used to manage conflicts. ? Comprehensive disclosure of conflicts is needed to safeguard the integrity of clinical guidelines and the medical profession. ? Peak bodies and clinicians should seek to promote an improvement to current poor practice.
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