To the Editor I am writing to provide additional information regarding my conflict of interest disclosures in a Viewpoint, “Making the Case for Value-Based Payment Reform in Children’s Health Care,”1 that was published online on April 9, 2018, and in the June 2018 issue of JAMA Pediatrics, in which I declared nothing to disclose. In my previous reporting, I included disclosures of potential conflicts of interest that seemed “reasonably related” to the topic of the article, as suggested in guidance by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE). Consequently, I included my status as an independent board member of Johnson & Johnson in articles that focused on drug or device payment or regulation, and I included my activities related to accountable care organizations and other specific provider payment reforms in articles that focused on those topics. These activities are publicly known. To promote transparency, I also provide information on my activities on my web page.2
McClellan MB. Inconsistent Reporting of Potential Conflicts of Interest in JAMA Pediatrics. JAMA Pediatr. Published online November 15, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2018.4610
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