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Most authors of endoscopy practice guidelines have undisclosed financial conflicts

Key clinical point: Authors of endoscopy clinical practice guidelines (CPG) received many more payments from industry than they disclosed.

Major finding: Among 581 authors of 38 CPGs, 127 authors disclosed conflicts; a federal database search found that 452 of these authors had reported payments that represented conflicts.

Study details: Retrospective review of CPG authors’ reported disclosures, and manual reconciliation with the Open Payments database maintained by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid.

Disclosures: Dr. Grover reported financial relationships with several pharmaceutical companies. Dr. Rumann and his other coauthors reported no outside sources of funding.


Rumann A et al. DDW 2019, poster Sa1004.