Letters Doctors’ competing interests

Educating doctors and patients about how conflicts of interest can affect healthcare decision making

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.g1384 (Published 05 February 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1384
  1. Paul D P Pharoah, public health physician1
  1. 1Strangeways Research Laboratory, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB1 8RN, UK
  1. pp10001{at}medschl.cam.ac.uk

The fundamental premise that doctors should tell patients about their sources of income seems sound,1 but I question whether this by itself will have much effect on practice. People are all too willing to …

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