Only 0.08% of funding for research in NHS goes to complementary medicine

BMJ 1996; 313 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.313.7061.882b (Published 05 October 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:882
  1. E Ernst, Professor
  1. Complementary Medicine, Postgraduate Medical School, University of Exeter, Exeter EX2 4NT

    EDITOR,—In her thought provoking editorial on regulating complementary medicine Julie Stone is right to point out that a commitment to research is one precondition for complementary medicine to advance.1 The lack of rigorous research in complementary medicine is considerable.2 The reasons are probably diverse, but lack of funding …

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