March 1, 2024

Is conflict of interest a real problem for doctors?

Aaron E. Carroll, a blogger at The Incidental Economist, summarises recent research about conflicts of interest.

In this YouTube video Aaron E. Carroll, a paediatrician at Indiana University School of Medicine and a blogger at The Incidental Economist, explains why it is important for doctors to be aware of potential conflicts of interest.

“This ‘magical thinking’ that somehow we, ourselves, are immune to what we are sure will influence others is why conflict of interest regulations exist in the first place. We simply cannot be accurate judges of what’s affecting us.”

An excellent introduction to an important topic. (For the related New York Times blog post, click here.)
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