We must recognize that the potential for bias will always exist. Instead of being obsessed with it, let’s focus our energies on developing effective mechanisms for detecting bias.
If you look at the headlines of any CME-related news these days, you'll find that the role of commercial support in CME is being challenged. At the heart of the heated debate is the issue of bias. Although the Accreditation Council for CME has provided an official definition of commercial bias, there is no guideline for an acceptable level of bias within CME activities. Some have hypothesized that a standard of no bias is not an achievable goal. Perhaps our target should be an undetectable ...
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