Patients expect transparency in doctors' relationships with the pharmaceutical industry.

  title={Patients expect transparency in doctors' relationships with the pharmaceutical industry.},
  author={Martin H. N. Tattersall and Aneta Dimoska and K L Jessica Gan},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={190 2},
OBJECTIVE To seek the views of patients attending general practice about doctors' interactions with the pharmaceutical industry and their wishes for disclosure of this information. DESIGN, SETTING AND PARTICIPANTS 906 patients attending three general practices in metropolitan Sydney during October -November 2007 completed an 18-item anonymous survey exploring their perceptions of doctors' competing interests. RESULTS Most patients (76%) were unaware of any relationship their doctor may have… CONTINUE READING

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