Conflicts of interest in divisions of general practice

N. Palmer, Annette Braunack-Mayer*, W. Rogers, C. Provis, G. Cullity

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Community-based healthcare organisations manage competing, and often conflicting, priorities. These conflicts can arise from the multiple roles these organisations take up, and from the diverse range of stakeholders to whom they must be responsive. Often such conflicts may be titled conflicts of interest; however, what precisely constitutes such conflicts and what should be done about them is not always clear. Clarity about the duties owed by organisations and the roles they assume can help identify and manage some of these conflicts. Taking divisions of general practice in Australia as an examgle, this paper sets out to distinguish two main types of con icts of interest, so that they may be more clearly identified and more effectively managed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)715-717
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Medical Ethics
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2006
Externally publishedYes

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Copyright retained by the author(s). Article originally published in Journal of Medical Ethics, Volume 32, Issue 12, pp. 715-717. The original article can be found at Article archived for private and non-commercial use with the permission of the author and according to publisher conditions. For further information see


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