How should doctors disclose conflicts of interest to patients? A focus group investigation.

@article{Oakes2015HowSD,
  title={How should doctors disclose conflicts of interest to patients? A focus group investigation.},
  author={Jennifer M. Oakes and Hilary K. Whitham and Alicen B Spaulding and Lynn A Zentner and Seth R Beccard},
  journal={Minnesota medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={98 1},
  pages={38-41}
}
Disclosure is often proposed as a strategy for handling financial conflicts of interest in medicine. Yet there has been no guidance on how clinicians should disclose potential conflicts of interest to patients. To discern patients' attitudes toward conflicts of interest in medicine and their opinions about how physicians should disclose possible conflicts in the clinical setting, we conducted six focus groups with patients recruited from three clinics in the Twin Cities area. Investigators… CONTINUE READING

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