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Bias May Rear a Well-Camouflaged Head in Contemporary CME Programs

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Background: Physicians participate in continuing medical education (CME) activities as part of practice and licensure obligations. Certain contemporary relationships between CME providers and industry have the potential to introduce bias into CME information with potentially detrimental downstream effects on patient care. Objective: To characterize the risks inherent in so-called joint provider CME relationships. Pertinent Points: (1) In the early 1990s, CME providers partnered dir more...
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