Orthopaedic Journals and Conflict of Interest
- An appeal to medical journal editors: the need for a full description of laboratory methods and specimen handling in clinical study reports. Statement by the Consortium of Laboratory Medicine Journal Editors. Rifai, Nader; Annesley, Thomas M.; Berg, Jens P.; Brugnara, Carlo; Delvin, Edgard; Lamb, Edmund J.; Ness, Paul M.; Plebani, Mario; Wick, Mark R.; Wu, Alan; Delanghe, Joris // Annals of Clinical Biochemistry;Mar2012, Vol. 49 Issue 2, p105
The article reports on the appeal of editors of laboratory medicine journals for the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) to adopt requirements for clinical studies. It states that these requirements include laboratory testing for biochemical markers and full description of...
- MedPAC Approves Recommendations for Disclosing Financial Relationships. // American Family Physician;12/15/2008, Vol. 78 Issue 12, p1334
The article reports on the intention of the U.S. Medicare Payment Advisory Commission (MedPac) to recommend that Congress require disclosures from drug and device manufacturers about their financial ties with physicians and other health providers. It notes that such disclosures intend to...
- Authorship: to be or not to be? Steen, R. Grant // European Science Editing;Feb2013, Vol. 39 Issue 1, p6
Authorship policies at medical journals vary substantially and journals can be ambiguous as to what is expected of authors. International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) criteria emphasize two components of authorship-credit and responsibility-in a complex multipart definition. Yet...
- From authorship to contributorship: are we prepared to say bye- bye to by-line? Shaukat Ali Jawaid // Journal of Pakistan Association of Dermatologists;Jan-Mar2013, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p1
The author reflects on the authorship problems in the academic and scientific communities in Pakistan. He cites guidelines issued by the International Committee of Medical Journal Editors (ICMJE) in 1984 on authorship that contain three important conditions. The author also suggests the...
- When Do Providers Need to Report a Data Breach? Goedert, Joseph // Healthdatamanagement.com;2/14/2014, p1
The article reports on guidance published by the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) in U.S. on determination of steps to be taken for reporting breach of health data to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and determination of risk assessment to the probability of a breach.
- Conflicts of interest in biomedical publications: considerations for authors, peer reviewers, and editors. Gasparyan, Armen Yuri; Ayvazyan, Lilit; Akazhanov, Nurbek A.; Kitas, George D. // Croatian Medical Journal;dec2013, Vol. 54 Issue 6, p600
This article overviews evidence on common instances of conflict of interest (COI) in research publications from general and specialized fields of biomedicine. Financial COIs are viewed as the most powerful source of bias, which may even distort citation outcomes of sponsored publications. The...
- The editorial process: Conflicts of interest. Sciortino, Josephine E.; Siemens, Robert // Canadian Urological Association Journal;sep/oct2013, Vol. 7 Issue 9/10, p299
The author reflects on conflicts of interest (COI) of authors associated with articles. He mentions that COI may include financial relationships to the research sponsor and non-financial relationships such as personal relationships. He reflects on a standard form developed by the International...
- Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, Statement of Organization, Functions, and Delegation of Authority. Holland, E. J. // Federal Register;3/16/2012, Vol. 77 Issue 52, p15761
The article reports on the changes in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services including replacement or delegation of authority by Office of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)/Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) Policy to Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy (OHAIDP).
- Delegation of Authority. Sebelius, Kathleen // Federal Register;6/21/2012, Vol. 77 Issue 120, p37412
The article presents information that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has issued a delegation of authority to the individual serving the Administration for Community Living to operate the Elder Justice Coordinating Council.