We use "peer review" as our mechanism to resolve conflicts of interest. We read the content of each presentation, looking for commercial bias and content that is not supported by evidence. Does this resolve conflict of interest?

Last Revised: 
November 11, 2011

No . "We read the content of each presentation, looking for commercial bias and content that is not supported by evidence" is a mechanism to identify commercial bias and invalid content but it does nothing to change the content so that the bias is gone and the content is valid. As described, it is a monitoring or screening process. If used before the activity it is a screening process -- and action needs to be taken to revise the content if commercial bias or invalid content are identified. If used after the activity, it is a monitoring process -- and could produce information on the effectiveness of the provider's mechanism to resolve conflicts of interest. System improvements may follow, if warranted.

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