Gordon Guyatt, MD, MSc; Elie A. Akl, MD, PhD; Jack Hirsh, MD; Clive Kearon, MD, PhD; Mark Crowther, MD; David Gutterman, MD; Sandra Zelman Lewis, PhD; Ian Nathanson, MD; Roman Jaeschke, MD, MSc; Holger Schnemann, MD, PhD
Note: All authors have contributed to the American College of Chest Physicians' Antithrombotic Guidelines.
Acknowledgment: The authors thank Dr. Doreen Addrizzo-Harris for critical review of this paper.
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Guyatt G, Akl EA, Hirsh J, Kearon C, Crowther M, Gutterman D, et al. The Vexing Problem of Guidelines and Conflict of Interest: A Potential Solution. Ann Intern Med. 2010;152:738-741. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-152-11-201006010-00254
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2010;152(11):738-741.
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