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Table 3 Disclosed affiliations, conflicts of interest, and funding source by opinion on the use of systematic reviews for policymaking

From: Conflicts of interest and critiques of the use of systematic reviews in policymaking: an analysis of opinion articles

  Supportive articles Critical articles
(n= 34) (n= 25)
% n % n
Disclosed affiliationsa     
  University or university hospitals 85 29 76 19
  Government 26 9 4 1
  Non-profit 18 6 4 1
  Non-university hospitals 9 3 8 2
  Industry 0 0 20 5
Disclosed conflicts of interest—any author     
  No conflicts of interests 26 9 8 2
  Other (school, government) 6 2 0 0
  Industry 3 1 32 8
  Not disclosed 65 22 60 15
Disclosed funding source     
  Self-funded/no funding 12 4 0 0
  Private non-profit 12 4 0 0
  Government 18 6 12 3
  Industry 3 1 20 5
  Mixed funding 0 0 0 0
  Not disclosed 56 19 68 17
  1. aTotals add to more than 100 as some papers had more than one affiliation.