Brian J. McMahon, MD; Richard Neubauer, MD; Burton Janis, MD; Steven Tucker, MD; Mark Agnew, MD
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McMahon BJ, Neubauer R, Janis B, Tucker S, Agnew M. Developing and Implementing a Program of Grand Rounds for Internists That Is Free of Commercial Bias. Ann Intern Med. 2003;139:77-78. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-139-1-200307010-00022
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2003;139(1):77-78.
TO THE EDITOR:
Grand rounds are a time-honored tradition (1). However, pharmaceutical companies frequently sponsor continuing medical education (CME) presentations for physicians at community hospitals. The subject matter and content of such presentations are often biased toward the sponsor's products and are limited in scope (3-8). On the basis of criticisms of existing separate programs in our community setting, we devised a consolidated grand rounds program among three community hospitals in Anchorage, Alaska (population 250 000).
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