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Letters Register of doctors’ interests

Register of doctors’ financial interests: definition needs to be wide enough to close loopholes

BMJ 2021; 373 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n1200 (Published 13 May 2021) Cite this as: BMJ 2021;373:n1200
  1. Simon Peck, insurance medical officer (retired)
  1. Kingsbridge TQ7 4NG, UK
  1. dr.simon.peck{at}gmail.com

The support by professional associations for a register of doctors’ interests is welcome.1

In 2011, I highlighted that significant payments were being made by private hospitals to doctors which seemed to have the purpose of incentivising consumption of healthcare resources and capturing referrals.2

This resulted …

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