Current challenges in appraising complementary medicine evidence

  title={Current challenges in appraising complementary medicine evidence},
  author={J. Sarris},
  journal={Medical Journal of Australia},
  • J. Sarris
  • Published 2012
  • Business, Medicine
  • Medical Journal of Australia
  • Increased research in the area of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is urgently required, in addition to a balanced appraisal and communication of the state of evidence in the field. Current challenges for clinicians and the public in accepting purported CAM evidence concern potential selective publication of results, marked differences in product quality and standardisation, and some companies making unsubstantiated claims. To improve confidence in the industry, companies must… CONTINUE READING
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