Influence of context effects on health outcomes: a systematic review

  title={Influence of context effects on health outcomes: a systematic review},
  author={Zelda Di Blasi and E. Harkness and E. Ernst and Amanda Georgiou and J. Kleijnen},
  journal={The Lancet},
  • Zelda Di Blasi, E. Harkness, +2 authors J. Kleijnen
  • Published 2001
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND Throughout history, doctor-patient relationships have been acknowledged as having an important therapeutic effect, irrespective of any prescribed drug or treatment. We did a systematic review to determine whether there was any empirical evidence to support this theory. METHODS A comprehensive search strategy was developed to include 11 medical, psychological, and sociological electronic databases. The quality of eligible trials was objectively assessed by two reviewers, and the… CONTINUE READING
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