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Rebuttal From Dr NathansonRebuttal From Dr Nathanson

Ian Nathanson, MD, FCCP
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From Humana.

CORRESPONDENCE TO: Ian Nathanson, MD, FCCP, Humana, 838 Lake Catherine Court, Maitland, FL 32751; e-mail: inathanson@cfl.rr.com


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Chest. 2014;146(2):256. doi:10.1378/chest.14-0688
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In defense of allowing academic physicians to be members of speakers’ bureaus, Drs Greenberg and Vender1 make the case that the real enemy is bias. They even state that humans are innately biased, and the “real problem is with those providers who allow their beliefs to inappropriately affect clinical care, which is based on sound evidence.”1 I agree that when bias trumps sound evidence we have major problems in any field, including medicine.

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