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Letters Evidence based medicine is broken

What about non-financial conflicts of interest?

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 29 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1154
  1. Robin T Harbour, guideline developer1
  1. 1Glasgow G69, UK
  1. robin.harbour{at}

Spence’s focus on financial conflicts in his article “Evidence based medicine is broken” draws attention away from a much more difficult problem—non-financial conflicts.1 Many people who have been involved in a field for a long time will have …

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