CAM and EBM: arguments for convergence.

  title={CAM and EBM: arguments for convergence.},
  author={Nikolaos Koutouvidis},
  journal={Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine},
  volume={97 1},
  • N. Koutouvidis
  • Published 2004
  • Art
  • Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine
The expansion of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) during the past two decades has generated many articles in medical journals; and, whether the authors are for or against CAM, the emphasis has been on its distinction from evidence-based medicine (EBM). In this paper I look instead at points of convergence that might open the way to future coordination, collaboration and integration. For our purposes, the most suitable definition of integration is ‘the combination of previously… 

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