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Clinical Review ABC of complementary medicine

What is complementary medicine?

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7211.693 (Published 11 September 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:693

ABC of complementary medicine

We are a company in the US that has designed a
Patented system of credidentialing and tracking the
patient encounter in a billable format for 13 types of
alternative practioners. Interestingly the name of our
code set is the ABC codes. The company name is
Alternative Link, LLC. We have US patents issued and
provisional patents pending in 90 foriegn countries
including the UK.

Great article, the same problems exist around the
developed world on how to handle the Complementary and
Alternative Medicine that is becoming so popular. Our
approach has and will always be to help create
comparable data to justify the use of these therapies.

If you have any questions please contact Melinna
Giannini: mg@alternativelink.com

Competing interests: No competing interests

24 September 1999
Joe Gallagher