CAM before the storm: authors' reply

BMJ 2005; 331 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.331.7526.1205 (Published 17 November 2005) Cite this as: BMJ 2005;331:1205
  1. Trevor D Thompson, clinical lecturer (trevor.thompson@bristol.ac.uk),
  2. Gene Feder, professor of primary care research and development
  1. Academic Department of Primary Care, University of Bristol, Bristol BS6 6JL
  2. Centre for Health Sciences, Barts and the London, Queen Mary's School of Medicine and Dentistry, London E1 4AT

    EDITOR—Predictably, our editorial on the integration of complementary therapies (CAM) into the NHS failed to satisfy the enthusiasts or sceptics.1

    We do not think that the debate about appropriate evaluative methodologies has been resolved. For example, the distinction between contextual and specific effects is problematic, …

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