Research priorities in complementary medicine

BMJ 1996; 312 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.312.7044.1481c (Published 08 June 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;312:1481
  1. E Ernst,
  2. N C Abbot
  1. Chair in complementary medicine Research fellow Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter EX2 4NT

    EDITOR,—Prioritising research in a climate of limited resources has become an important issue; complementary medicine is no exception in this respect.1 Yet it is sometimes claimed that complementary medicine is so fundamentally different, in its operation if not in its goals, from mainstream medicine that its investigation requires a different research agenda.2

    In an attempt to determine which priorities are …

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