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Research Letter
Health Care Policy and Law
December 2018

Evaluation of Industry Relationships Among Authors of Clinical Practice Guidelines in Gastroenterology

Author Affiliations
  • 1Center for Health Sciences, Oklahoma State University, Tulsa
  • 2Department of Internal Medicine, Baylor Scott & White Health, Temple, Texas
JAMA Intern Med. 2018;178(12):1711-1712. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2018.4730

Financial conflicts of interest (FCOI) may unduly influence physician decision-making. For this reason, the Institute of Medicine recommends that guideline development teams be composed of at most 50% authors who have financial relationships to disclose, and recommends abstaining from financial conflicts for a period of 1 year following guideline publication.1 Several studies have evaluated the extent of FCOI between industry and authors of clinical practice guidelines (CPGs) in dermatology,2 oncology,3 and otolaryngology4; however, such an analysis has not been performed in gastroenterology. Our objectives were to evaluate industry payments received by, and FCOI disclosure practices of, authors of 15 gastroenterology clinical practice guidelines.

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