The Transparency Pledge
Advancing Accountability in Health Care
Error and bias may influence the evaluation process and, therefore, the reported outcomes of health-related products and services. To reduce such influences, I pledge to adhere to these core principles.
I shall strive for objectivity and will make a concerted effort to minimize the intentional introduction of personal, organizational, and methodological biases of any evaluation process in which I am involved.
2. Transparency of Methods
I shall make every effort to describe in detail all relevant methods and measurement parameters used in impact assessments which I believe may influence the reported outcome results of any evaluation process in which I am involved.
3. Transparency of Interests
I shall disclose any significant personal, organizational, or financial interests which I believe may directly or indirectly influence my judgment of any evaluation process in which I am involved.
Adherence to these core principles will serve to advance credible and defensible decisions regarding the allocation and efficient delivery of health services for any defined population.