SafetyDog

Conflict of interest?

In Patient Safety on November 5, 2010 at 8:04 am

This is an interesting twist on safety efforts. In a described patient safety effort, The Joint Commission is sponsoring a contest for employee vaccination percentages. The final line is this: Funding and other editorial support for the Flu Vaccination Challenge has been provided by GlaxoSmithKline.

http://www.jcrinc.com/Blog/2010/10/26/Over-1-100-Health-Care-Organizations-Have-Joined-the-Flu-Vaccination-Challenge/

Should a vaccination contest be funded by :the makers of vaccines?

http://www.gsk.com/products/vaccines/index.htm

This highlights a potential determent to patient safety. We need to continually focus on evidence based information and scholarly information and not information that is really just cleverly disguised advertising.

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