Peer review is supposed to help root out bias in continuing medical education content. But who's monitoring reviewers for their conflicts of interest?
CME providers have come to recognize the potential conflicts of interest that exist throughout the content development process, and they have gone beyond faculty disclosures, implementing methods to identify and resolve COIs in order to ensure their activities are independent of commercial influence. The Accreditation Council for CME cites peer review and the use of best available evidence as effective mechanisms for resolving COI. Although many accredited providers now have a peer review ...
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