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Conflict of Interest 

A Dictionary of Epidemiology

Miquel Porta

Compromise of a person’s objectivity when that person has a vested interest (e.g., in Peer review, in the outcome of a study). It occurs when the person could benefit financially or in other ways (e.g., promotion, prestige) from some aspect of a study, report, or other professional activity. Conflicts of interest are not limited to research settings, nor to the health sciences.... ...

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