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Table 4 Frequency of model COI policies by individual domains, 2013 vs. 2014

From: The updated AMSA scorecard of conflict-of-interest policies: a survey of U.S. medical schools

COI Domain Model COI Policies, No. (%)a p
2013 Scorecard Grading 2014 Scorecard Grading
(n = 158) (n = 160)
Disclosure 39 (24.7 %) 51 (31.7 %) 0.15
Speakers’ bureausb 43 (27.2 %) 79 (49.4 %) < 0.0001
Continuing medical education 101 (63.9 %) 5 (3.1 %) < 0.0001
Attendance of promotional events N/A 25 (15.6 %) n/a
Pharmaceutical sales representativesb 4 (2.5 %) 9 (5.6 %) 0.26
Medical device representatives N/A 91 (56.9 %) n/a
COI curriculum 81 (51.3 %) 34 (21.3 %) < 0.0001
Extension of COI policies N/A 50 (31.3 %) n/a
Giftsc 93 (58.9 %) 79 (49.4 %) 0.09
Mealsc 93 (58.9 %) 24 (15 %) < 0.0001
Consulting 71 (44.9 %) 26 (16.3 %) < 0.0001
Ghostwriting N/A 105 (65.6 %) n/a
Scholarships 121 (76.6 %) 3 (1.9 %) < 0.0001
Enforcement N/A 126 (78.8 %) n/a
  1. Notes: aModel policy defined as scoring a ‘3’ within the AMSA Scorecard codebook
  2. bCOI domains with model criteria that were identical in 2013 and 2014; all other criteria for model policies were changed in 2014
  3. cGifts and meals were scored as one domain, “gifts”, in the 2013 version