An Evidence-Based Approach to Acupuncture

  title={An Evidence-Based Approach to Acupuncture},
  author={Edzard Ernst},
  journal={Acupuncture in Medicine},
  pages={59 - 61}
  • E. Ernst
  • Published 1 June 1999
  • Medicine, Political Science
  • Acupuncture in Medicine
Evidence-based medicine relies mainly on the findings from clinical trials, and to minimise selection bias such trials should ideally be randomised. As the results of clinical studies are rarely identical, the fairest judgement on the effectiveness of a therapeutic intervention is generated through systematic review of clinical trials. Systematic reviews have to demonstrate that all the available evidence that fulfils appropriate criteria has been considered. Once systematic reviews have… 
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