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non-financial and financial conflicts of interests

"Should regulators and policymakers distinguish between non-financial and financial conflicts of interests?"

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Regulators and policymakers should distinguish between non-financial and financial conflicts of interests in health care. Although both can affect health care consumers, they can each have different effects. A non-financial conflict of interest may involve a practitioner treating a patient with a specific treatment or device that the practitioner has developed, by persuading the patient of its benefits over other alternatives. This could affect the health care consumer negatively, if the ...

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This solution investigates non-financial and financial conflicts of interests.

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