Medical research charities should fund more trials

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.325.7374.1245 (Published 23 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1245
  1. Edzard Ernst, director of complementary medicine (edzard.ernst@pms.ac.uk),
  2. Barbara Wider, research assistant (b.wider@exeter.ac.uk)
  1. Complementary Medicine, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Exeter EX2 4NT

    EDITOR—Arguably clinical trials are the most important basis for evidence based medicine. So why are more such investigations not funded in the United Kingdom?

    Both in 1999 and 2002 we sent a custom made questionnaire to …

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