Conflict of Interest

Edited by Howard Bauchner and Phil B. Fontanarosa
JAMA, May 2, 2017, Vol 317, No. 17, Pages 1707-1812

While endeavouring to protect the interests and well-being of their patients and maintain professional competence, physicians may develop secondary interests such as the competition for patients and trainees, extramural research funding, and high-profile publications. Financial and other rewards of medical practice can create conflicts of interest. This issue of JAMA features 23 Viewpoint open access articles on conflict of interest for physicians in settings such as academic medicine, biomedical research, medical education, guideline development, health care management, and medical publishing. Two Editorials discuss the pervasive opportunities for conflict of interest in health care and medical journalism.

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