It's more than a black box; it's a Russian doll: defining rehabilitation treatments.

@article{Whyte2003ItsMT,
  title={It's more than a black box; it's a Russian doll: defining rehabilitation treatments.},
  author={John Whyte and Tessa Hart},
  journal={American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation},
  year={2003},
  volume={82 8},
  pages={639-52}
}
Research on treatment efficacy and effectiveness requires that the treatments of interest be objectively defined. Such definitions are relatively straightforward for pharmacologic and surgical treatments, in which the active ingredients can be specified in terms of chemical structure or anatomic result. Definitions of treatment are more difficult for the many experience-based interventions employed in rehabilitation. This has led to the criticism that much clinical rehabilitation research has… CONTINUE READING

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