Association between personal conflicts of interest and recommendations on medical interventions

  • Protocol
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Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

The objectives are to investigate whether: 

  • authors of scientific opinion pieces with personal financial conflicts of interest related to drug, device or medical imaging companies are more likely to recommend the companies' products;

  • authors of clinical practice guidelines with personal financial conflicts of interest related to drug, device or medical imaging companies are more likely to recommend the companies' products;

  • drug or device advisory committee members with personal financial conflicts of interest related to drug or device companies are more likely to recommend the companies' products for approval;

  • formulary committee members with personal financial conflicts of interest related to drug companies are more likely to recommend the companies' products;

  • authors of scientific opinion pieces with other types of financial conflicts of interest related to a particular intervention are more likely to recommend the intervention.