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Definition: 'Conflict Of Interest'

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conflict of interest

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. 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 (financial gain based on a particular outcome or use of one drug rather than another).

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