Table 4

Monetary value of financial conflict of interests among US physician authors of 2020 clinical practice guidelines

Median (IQR)Total (%)Authors receiving payments, N (%)
Total COIs (all categories)US$27 451
(US$1385–US$254 677)
US$98 716 681199
(73.7%)
Total Direct PaymentsUS$6336
(US$667–US$57 484)
US$18 936 416
(19.2%)
193
(71.5%)
General paymentsUS$5487
(US$344–US$48 834)
US$16 087 973
(16.3%)
193
(71.5%)
Food and beverageUS$487
(US$92–US$2062)
US$461 698
(0.5%)
184
(68.1%)
Others*US$5000
(US$0–US$46 232)
US$15 626 275
(15.8%)
129
(47.8%)
Direct research paymentUS$0
(US$0–US$770)
US$2 851 194
(2.9%)
52
(19.3%)
Associated research fundingUS$154
(US$0–US$212 932)
US$79 780 264
(80.8%)
101
(37.4%)
Disclosed COIs (all categories)US$0
(US$0–US$121 305)
US$74 740 026
(75.7%)
91
(33.7%)
Total Direct PaymentsUS$0
(US$0–US$22 310)
US$14 971 881
(20%)
82
(30.4%)
General paymentsUS$0
(US$0–US$17 298)
US$12 318 629
(16.5%)
78
(28.9%)
Food and beverageUS$0
(US$0–US$313)
US$266 507
(0.4%)
69
(25.6%)
Others*US$0
(US$0–US$17 076)
US$12 052 122
(16.1%)
64
(23.7%)
Direct research paymentUS$0
(US$0–US$0)
US$2 653 252
(3.5%)
44
(16.3%)
Associated research fundingUS$0
(US$0–US$66 026)
US$59 768 145
(80.0%)
58
(21.5%)
Undisclosed COIs (all categories)US$4178
(US$227–US$62 564)
US$23 976 655
(24.3%)
185
(68.5%)
Total Direct PaymentsUS$1153
(US$113–US$9902)
US$3 964 536
(16.5%)
175
(64.8%)
General paymentsUS$992
(US$60–US$8509)
US$3 769 344
(15.7%)
175
(64.8%)
Food and beverageUS$191
(US$20–US$988)
US$195 191
(0.8%)
164
(60.7%)
Others*US$268
(US$0–US$6810)
US$3 574 153
(14.9%)
96
(35.6%)
Direct research paymentUS$0
(US$0–US$0)
US$197 942
(0.8%)
13
(4.8%)
Associated research fundingUS$0
(US$0–US$35 416)
US$20 012 119
(83.5%)
76
(28.1%)
  • *Other general payment includes consulting, honoraria, royalty or license, education, gifts and travel and lodging.

  • COIs, conflicts of interest.