Response to critiques of deaths after chiropractic

@article{Ernst2011ResponseTC,
  title={Response to critiques of deaths after chiropractic},
  author={E. Ernst},
  journal={International Journal of Clinical Practice},
  year={2011},
  volume={65}
}
  • E. Ernst
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Clinical Practice
  • To the Editor: These interesting comments merit a short response. Wenban and Bennett are correct in stating that RCTs are insufficient tools for studying adverse effects (AEs). The main reason is that, for rare AEs, one requires sample sizes much larger than those of the average RCT. Specifically for manual therapies, it has recently been noted that about half of all published RCTs fail to report AEs completely (1), an overt omission and violation of research ethics that is likely to distort… CONTINUE READING
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