Patients expect transparency in doctors’ relationships with the pharmaceutical industry

Martin H N Tattersall, Aneta Dimoska and Kevin Gan
Med J Aust 2009; 190 (2): 65-68.
  • Martin H N Tattersall1,2
  • Aneta Dimoska2
  • Kevin Gan1

  • 1 Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 2 Medical Psychology Research Unit, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.



We are grateful to the staff of the Mullumbimby Medical Centre, Dr Melanie Griffith and staff at the Health@GreenSquare Clinic in Zetland, Dr Renata Chapman-Konarska at the Victoria Avenue Medical Centre in Chatswood, and A/Prof Ian Marshall, Dr Sue Britton and staff at the University of Sydney Health Service for their support of this project, and the patients who completed the survey. We acknowledge the helpful comments of Ian Kerridge and Itay Keshet on a draft of the manuscript, and the Department of Cancer Medicine Research Fund, University of Sydney, for providing the funds to complete this study.

Competing interests:

None identified.

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