Expanding disease definitions in guidelines and expert panel ties to industry: A cross-sectional study of common conditions in the United StatePLoS Medicine
Document TypeJournal Article
AbstractFinancial ties between health professionals and industry may unduly influence professional judgments and some researchers have suggested that widening disease definitions may be one driver of over-diagnosis, bringing potentially unnecessary labeling and harm. We aimed to identify guidelines in which disease definitions were changed, to assess whether any proposed changes would increase the numbers of individuals considered to have the disease, whether potential harms of expanding disease definitions were investigated, and the extent of members' industry ties.
Citation InformationRay Moynihan, Georga Cooke, Jenny A. Doust, Lisa Bero, et al.. "Expanding disease definitions in guidelines and expert panel ties to industry: A cross-sectional study of common conditions in the United State" PLoS Medicine Vol. 10 Iss. 8 p. e1001500 ISSN: 1549-1277
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