Anthroposophische Medizin: Health Technology Assessment Bericht – Kurzfassung

  title={Anthroposophische Medizin: Health Technology Assessment Bericht – Kurzfassung},
  author={Gunver Sophia Kienle and Helmut Kiene and Hans Ulrich Albonico},
  journal={Complementary Medicine Research},
  pages={7 - 18}
The aim of this Health Technology Assessment Report was to analyse the current situation, efficacy, effectiveness, safety, utilization, and costs of Anthroposophic Medicine (AM) with special emphasis on everyday practice. Design: Systematic review. Material and Methods: Search of 20 databases, reference lists and expert consultations. Criteriabased analysis was performed to assess methodological quality and external validity of the studies. Results: AM is a complementary medical system that… 
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  • P. Heusser
  • Medicine
    Complementary Medicine Research
  • 2001
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