What does ‘unpaid consultant’ signify? A survey of euphemistic language in conflict of interest declarations

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dc.contributor.author Menkes, David en
dc.contributor.author Masters, JD en
dc.contributor.author Broring, A en
dc.contributor.author Blum, A en
dc.date.accessioned 2018-11-26T03:00:18Z en
dc.date.issued 2017 en
dc.identifier.issn 0884-8734 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2292/44607 en
dc.description.abstract Declaration of potential conflicts of interest is now required when submitting manuscripts to almost all biomedical journals, but there is much uncertainty regarding their utility for editors, reviewers, and readers. Although financial involvements are typically emphasized, non-financial competing interests are also important but more difficult to define, measure, and manage. Authors are increasingly referring to themselves as ‘unpaid consultants’. By its literal meaning, this indicates the absence of direct monetary reimbursement. Other benefits from industry involvement may nonetheless constitute actual or perceived conflicts of interest and ought to be disclosed. We systematically studied the term ‘unpaid consultant’ in medical article disclosures by analyzing its use over time, links to vested interests, and association with particular journals and authors. en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Journal of General Internal Medicine en
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dc.title What does ‘unpaid consultant’ signify? A survey of euphemistic language in conflict of interest declarations en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.identifier.doi 10.1007/s11606-017-4225-5 en
dc.rights.holder Copyright: The author en
dc.identifier.pmid 29181787 en
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pubs.subtype Article en
pubs.elements-id 708709 en
pubs.org-id Medical and Health Sciences en
pubs.org-id School of Medicine en
pubs.org-id Psychological Medicine Dept en
dc.identifier.eissn 1525-1497 en
pubs.record-created-at-source-date 2017-11-07 en
pubs.dimensions-id 29181787 en

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