Inter-expert agreement and similarity analysis of traditional diagnoses and acupuncture prescriptions in textbook- and pragmatic-based practices.

@article{Alvim2018InterexpertAA,
  title={Inter-expert agreement and similarity analysis of traditional diagnoses and acupuncture prescriptions in textbook- and pragmatic-based practices.},
  author={Danielle Terra Alvim and Arthur de S{\'a} Ferreira},
  journal={Complementary therapies in clinical practice},
  year={2018},
  volume={30},
  pages={
          38-43
        }
}
This study examined (1) the agreement of acupuncture experts with textbook prescriptions and among themselves, and (2) the association between similar traditional diagnoses and textbook acupuncture prescriptions, examining whether pragmatic practice (i.e., modifying prescriptions according to personal clinical practice) alters such an association. A computational analysis quantified the diagnosis-prescription association from a textbook. Eight acupuncture experts were independently interviewed… CONTINUE READING
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