Conflict of interest guidelines for clinical guidelines

Michael J Williams, Dev A S Kevat and Bebe Loff
Med J Aust 2012; 196 (4): . || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11540
Published online: 5 March 2012

In reply: We thank Johnson and Rogers for their letter. A tiered system has benefits but is not foolproof; vigilance by panels is needed to ensure disease definitions are appropriate. Delphi methodology, which can make participants anonymous via use of a facilitator, may prevent the influence of senior panel members over more junior ones in this and other regards.

  • Michael J Williams
  • Dev A S Kevat
  • Bebe Loff

  • School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.


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