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Conflicts of interest: a review of institutional policy in Australian medical schools

Eleanor Milligan and Allan W Cripps
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (3): 156.
Published online: 1 August 2011

To the Editor: Comparing Australian medical school policies regarding conflict of interest (COI) to their United States counterparts, Mason and Tattersall1 conclude that within Australia there is “a need for improved self-regulation”. The authors are applauded for highlighting this important aspect of medical education and organisational practice; however, the comparisons made fail to acknowledge a number of contextual differences that undermine the conclusions drawn.

  • Eleanor Milligan
  • Allan W Cripps

  • Griffith University, Southport, QLD.


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