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Expanding disease definitions in guidelines and expert panel ties to industry: A cross-sectional study of common conditions in the United State
PLoS Medicine
  • Ray Moynihan, Bond University
  • Georga Cooke, Bond University
  • Jenny A. Doust, Bond University
  • Lisa Bero, University of California - San Francisco
  • Suzanne R Hill, Australian National University
  • Paul P. Glasziou, Bond University
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Moynihan, R., Cooke, G.P.E., Doust, J.A., Bero, L., Hill, S., & Glasziou, P. (2013). Expanding disease definitions in guidelines and expert panel ties to industry: A cross-sectional study of common conditions in the United States. PLoS Medicine, 10(8):e1001500

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2013 HERDC FoR code: 111799;119999

Abstract
Financial 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.
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Ray 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
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/paul_glasziou/88/