Commissioning complementary medicine

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7008.809 (Published 23 September 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:809
  1. Thurstan Brewin,
  2. John Garrow
  1. Chairman Secretary Health Watch, Box CAHF, London WC1N 3XX

    Evaluations of efficacy of treatments should be consistent

    EDITOR,--In his editorial Iain Smith calls for research to obtain evidence of the efficacy of complementary procedures, and we agree that “the burden of proof should be no greater, or less, than for mainstream medicine.”1 In the next paragraph, however, he says that randomised controlled trials …

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