EVALUATION OF RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS ON COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE

@article{Bloom2000EVALUATIONOR,
  title={EVALUATION OF RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIALS ON COMPLEMENTARY AND ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE},
  author={Bernard S. Bloom and Aur{\'e}lia Retbi and Sonia Dahan and E Jonsson},
  journal={International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care},
  year={2000},
  volume={16},
  pages={13 - 21}
}
  • B. BloomA. Retbi E. Jonsson
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Technology Assessment in Health Care
Objectives: Use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is growing in all Western countries. The goal of this study was to evaluate quality of randomized controlled trials (RCTs) of CAM interventions for specific diagnoses to inform clinical decision making. Methods: MEDLINE and related databases were searched for CAM RCTs. Visual review was done of bibliographies, meta-analyses, and CAM journals. Inclusion criteria for review and scoring were blinded RCT, specified diagnosis and… 

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