Tue, 4 September 2018
OTO: Increasing Industry Involvement in Otolaryngology: Insights from 3 Years of the Open Payments Database
This podcast highlights original research published in the September 2018 issue of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, the official journal of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery (AAO-HNS) Foundation.
The purpose of this study was to characterize industry payments to otolaryngologists in 2016 versus 2014 and 2015.
In conclusion, industry compensation to otolaryngologists is increasing and increasingly unequal, although it is still less than that in most other specialties. In otolaryngology, the Open Payments Database has not decreased physician-industry relationships as intended.