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Tag Archives: conflict of interest
I am going to confess something that may make me a pariah in the land of Eagles madness, not to mention among all of the fantasy football enthusiasts in our office. I don’t like football. Call me uptight, but it’s hard for me to kick back and enjoy a sport that causes significant brain damage [...]
In his post “Unnecessary EKGs – the Heart of the Matter” (09.20.11), Dr. Stephen Smith wrote how owning a new EKG machine in his practice subconsciously motivated him to order more tests so he could justify the investment to his partner. He reaped no financial benefit from ordering more tests as he was paid on [...]
In the wake of the recent government shutdown, I have been thinking a lot about the “trust” that needs to exist between the public and institutions, and what the repercussions of losing that trust are.
Catch up on noteworthy articles on conflicts of interest, unprofessional behavior and stewardship of resources in this week’s Recommended Reading: A medical student discusses the University of Colorado School of Medicine’s approach to managing faculty-industry relationships and how disclosure of these relationships to medical students would model professionalism. Authors from Case Western Reserve University School [...]
Catch up on the latest articles on stewardship of resources, physician burnout and conflicts of interest in medical education in this week’s Recommended Reading: In “Exploring Public Attitudes Towards Approaches to Discussing Costs in the Clinical Encounter,” patient focus groups reveal that “trusting relationships may be more conducive than any particular discussion strategy to facilitating doctor-patient discussions [...]
Get the latest information on patient-centered care, stewardship of resources and conflicts of interest in this Recommended Reading installment: The report Partnering with Patients to Drive Shared Decisions, Better Value, and Care Improvement - Workshop Proceedings summarizes a February 2013 Institute of Medicine workshop that considered the central roles patients can play to bring about [...]
This Recommended Reading installment features new articles on conflicts of interest, transitions of care and patient autonomy: The American Medical Student Association has released its 2013 PharmFree Scorecard, which issues letter grades to medical schools based on their conflict of interest policies. A Community Catalyst blog post provides highlights from this year’s PharmFree Scorecard and [...]
In a recent New England Journal of Medicine article “A randomized study of how physicians interpret research funding disclosures” Dr. Kesselheim and colleagues found that internists harbor mistrust of industry-funded clinical trials. In his accompanying editorial, Dr. Jeffrey Drazen states that “how trials influence practice should be based on the quality of the information conveyed [...]
Dear Dr. Shelly Greenfield and the Institute of Medicine’s Committee Members on Standards for Developing Trustworthy Clinical Practice Guidelines, Thank you for bestowing this gift to the health care industry: For the first time, we have universal standards for developing clinical practice guidelines and systematic reviews.