Show simple item record

dc.contributor.author Weinfurt, KP
dc.contributor.author Seils, DM
dc.contributor.author Tzeng, JP
dc.contributor.author Lin, L
dc.contributor.author Schulman, KA
dc.contributor.author Califf, RM
dc.coverage.spatial United States
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-21T17:31:23Z
dc.date.issued 2008-05-07
dc.identifier http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18461146
dc.identifier.citation PLoS One, 2008, 3 (5), pp. e2128 - ?
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10161/4492
dc.description.abstract BACKGROUND: Disclosure of authors' financial interests has been proposed as a strategy for protecting the integrity of the biomedical literature. We examined whether authors' financial interests were disclosed consistently in articles on coronary stents published in 2006. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS: We searched PubMed for English-language articles published in 2006 that provided evidence or guidance regarding the use of coronary artery stents. We recorded article characteristics, including information about authors' financial disclosures. The main outcome measures were the prevalence, nature, and consistency of financial disclosures. There were 746 articles, 2985 authors, and 135 journals in the database. Eighty-three percent of the articles did not contain disclosure statements for any author (including declarations of no interests). Only 6% of authors had an article with a disclosure statement. In comparisons between articles by the same author, the types of disagreement were as follows: no disclosure statements vs declarations of no interests (64%); specific disclosures vs no disclosure statements (34%); and specific disclosures vs declarations of no interests (2%). Among the 75 authors who disclosed at least 1 relationship with an organization, there were 2 cases (3%) in which the organization was disclosed in every article the author wrote. CONCLUSIONS/SIGNIFICANCE: In the rare instances when financial interests were disclosed, they were not disclosed consistently, suggesting that there are problems with transparency in an area of the literature that has important implications for patient care. Our findings suggest that the inconsistencies we observed are due to both the policies of journals and the behavior of some authors.
dc.format.extent e2128 - ?
dc.language eng
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.relation.ispartof PLoS One
dc.relation.isversionof 10.1371/journal.pone.0002128
dc.subject Conflict of Interest
dc.subject Coronary Disease
dc.subject Disclosure
dc.subject Editorial Policies
dc.subject Financial Support
dc.subject Humans
dc.subject Peer Review, Research
dc.subject Publications
dc.subject Research Support as Topic
dc.subject Stents
dc.subject Truth Disclosure
dc.title Consistency of financial interest disclosures in the biomedical literature: the case of coronary stents.
dc.title.alternative en_US
dc.type Journal Article
dc.description.version Version of Record en_US
duke.date.pubdate 2008-5-7 en_US
duke.description.endpage e2128 en_US
duke.description.issue 5 en_US
duke.description.startpage e2128 en_US
duke.description.volume 3 en_US
dc.relation.journal Plos One en_US
pubs.author-url http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18461146
pubs.issue 5
pubs.organisational-group /Duke
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units/Initiatives
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units/Initiatives/Duke Science & Society
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units/University Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Institutes and Provost's Academic Units/University Institutes and Centers/Global Health Institute
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Medicine/Medicine, Cardiology
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Medicine/Medicine, General Internal Medicine
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Clinical Science Departments/Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences/Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Translational Neuroscience
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers/Duke Cancer Institute
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/School of Medicine/Institutes and Centers/Duke Clinical Research Institute
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
pubs.organisational-group /Duke/Trinity College of Arts & Sciences/Psychology and Neuroscience
pubs.publication-status Published online
pubs.volume 3
dc.identifier.eissn 1932-6203

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record