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Use of complementary therapies

BMJ 1994; 309 doi: (Published 29 October 1994) Cite this as: BMJ 1994;309:1161
  1. A Vickers
  1. Research Council for Complementary Medicine, London WC1N 3JF

    EDITOR, - Peter Fisher and Adam Ward report high use of complementary therapies throughout Europe.1 The figures for the United Kingdom are based on surveys of public opinion carried out by organisations such as the Market and Opinion Research Institute and Gallup. As the authors admit, such data should be interpreted with caution. With a view to overcoming some of the shortfalls of these studies the Research Council for Complementary Medicine recently commissioned a methodological pilot study for …

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