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99% Of Teaching Hospitals Lack Clinical Care Conflict Of Interest Policies
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Teaching hospitals have been writing conflict of interest policies covering research and corporate relationships, but they also should set rules for disclosing physicians’ clinical conflicts that can bias patient care, according to an Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) report released Wednesday.

“Less than 1% (of teaching hospitals) have adopted policies that define and address conflict of interest in clinical care,” said AAMC chief health officer Joanne M. Conroy, MD. “This report is the first step in providing guidance on how these institutions can develop policies.”