Commercial Bias in CME?

July 7, 2008 at 10:23 pm Leave a comment

Is there bias in commercially supported CME activities? The review of literature recently commissioned and funded by the ACCME suggests that the data does not support that assertion. Does that mean there is an absence of bias. Not necessarily. What the review of literature suggests is that the empirical evidence to support that assertion is non existent.

You might find the podcast I did with Ron Cervero (the author of the literature review) discussing the findings related to the empirical evidence supporting the contention of bias in commercially supported CME.

We need an answer to the question of the presence of bias in commercially supported CME. Pharma is not the group to fund the studies to determine the answer.  Nor should the ACCME be the source of funding for the necessary studies. Accredited providers need to band together and figure out how to get these studies done and we need to do this quickly.

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Entry filed under: CME, CME Issues, Continuing Medical Education, Pharma Funding.

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