Table 3

Accuracy of financial conflict of interest disclosures among US physician authors of 2020 clinical practice guidelines, stratified by author and guideline characteristics

Accurate financial COI disclosureInaccurate financial COI disclosureP value
Gender
Male40 (22.3%)139 (77.7%)0.02
Female32 (35.2%)59 (64.8%)
Rank
Professor26 (18.1%)118 (81.9%)<0.001
Non-professor/not reported46 (36.5%)80 (63.5%)
Role as a panel chair
Yes4 (18.2%)18 (81.8%)0.35
No/not reported68 (27.4%)180 (72.6%)
Medical professional societies
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology2 (13.3%)13 (86.7%)<0.001
American Academy of Dermatology5 (16.1%)26 (83.9%)
American Academy of Family Physicians4 (66.7%)2 (33.3%)
American Academy of Neurology6 (35.3%)11 (64.7%)
American College of Cardiology4 (26.7%)11 (73.3%)
American College of Emergency Physicians4 (57.1%)3 (42.9%)
American College of Physicians3 (75.0%)1 (25.0%)
American College of Rheumatology8 (33.3%)16 (66.7%)
American Gastroenterological Association4 (57.1%)3 (42.9%)
American Society of Anesthesiologists4 (66.7%)2 (33.3%)
American Society of Clinical Oncology2 (12.5%)14 (87.5%)
American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons0 (0.0%)10 (100.0%)
American Society of Hematology1 (7.1%)13 (92.9%)
American Society for Radiation Oncology2 (14.3%)12 (85.7%)
American Society for Reproductive Medicine2 (15.4%)11 (84.6%)
American Thoracic Society5 (50.0%)5 (50.0%)
American Urological Association1 (7.1%)13 (92.9%)
Infectious Diseases Society of America4 (40.0%)6 (60.0%)
Society of Critical Care Medicine11 (44.0%)14 (56.0%)
Society for Vascular Surgery0 (0.0%)12 (100.0%)
  • COI, conflict of interest.