Assessment of conflicts of interest in robotic surgical studies: Validating author's declarations with the open payments database..
Accurate conflict of interest (COI) statements are important, as a known COI may invalidate study results due to the potential risk of bias.
To determine the accuracy of self-declared COI statements in robotic studies and identify risk factors for undeclared payments.
Robotic surgery studies were identified through EMBASE and MEDLINE and included if published in 2015 and had at least one American author. Undeclared COI ...Expand abstract
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