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Surgeons accepting incentives from prosthesis makers must register their interests

BMJ 2003; 327 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.327.7408.184-c (Published 24 July 2003) Cite this as: BMJ 2003;327:184
  1. Debashis Singh
  1. London

    The NHS hip replacement service has improved over the past three years, a National Audit Office report has said.

    But two thirds of consultants who accept incentives from manufacturers to use a certain type of prosthesis do not properly register their interest.

    The office expressed concern that incentives—usually overseas trips for training—offered by prosthesis manufacturers to trusts and consultants may influence purchasing decisions. Forty per cent of the 24 consultants who accepted overseas trips did not go through an approval process, the report says.

    It recommends that all …

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