Commentary: How the BMJ selects guideline summaries for publication

BMJ 2013; 347 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.f5536 (Published 17 September 2013) Cite this as: BMJ 2013;347:f5536
  1. Mabel Chew, practice editor, BMJ
  1. mchew{at}bmj.com

There is little doubt that financial conflicts of interest among guideline developers can influence guideline recommendations, as well as external perceptions of their credibility.1 Some guideline bodies, such as the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) and the UK’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) have moved to minimise such conflicts of interest, but it is clear that many still fall short, despite calls from the Institute of Medicine and others to …

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