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con·flict of in·ter·est

a conflict between the professional or personal interests and needs of a health care provider and his or her professional responsibilities toward a patient or other consumer (for example, financial gain based on a particular outcome or use of one drug rather than another).
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conflict of interest

Prejudice or bias that may occur when one's impartiality is compromised by opportunities for personal gain or occupational advancement, or by the chance that one's work may support a favored point of view or social agenda.
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con·flict of in·ter·est

(kon'flik in'tĕr-ĕst)
Contradiction between the professional or personal interests and needs of a health care provider and his or her professional responsibilities toward a patient.
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Thus it is quite likely that the supervisory officer will fail to recognize the conflict-of-interest issues and will simply insist that the junior officer, as the officer present at the scene of the incident, ought to exercise his own judgment in the matter.
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* 19 percent said they have rejected a submitted manuscript primarily on conflict-of-interest grounds;
* 36 percent indicated that they do not request financial conflict-of-interest information from peer reviewers.
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