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Bias in alternative medicine is still rife but is diminishing

BMJ 2001; 323 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.323.7320.1071a (Published 03 November 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;323:1071
  1. Katja Schmidt, Pilkington research fellow (K.Schmidt@exeter.ac.uk),
  2. Max H Pittler, research fellow,
  3. Edzard Ernst, director
  1. Department of Complementary Medicine, School of Postgraduate Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Exeter, Exeter EX2 4NT

    EDITOR—In 1995, journals of alternative medicine published virtually no studies with negative results, which suggests that the literature was far from objective.1 To determine whether the situation has changed we analysed last year's volumes of three journals originally evaluated and compared our results with those …

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