Boyd EA, Bero LA. 2006. Improving the use of research evidence in guideline development: 4. Managing conflicts of interests.
Health Res Policy Syst. 4: 16
The World Health Organization (WHO) has recognised the need to use more rigorous processes to ensure that health care recommendations are informed by the best available research evidence. Literature on conflicts of interest was reviewed to search the best way to obtain complete and accurate disclosures on financial ties and other competing interests.
The paper considers how to manage conflict of interests and how to enforce appropriate policies.