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General issues

Edzard Ernst, Max H Pittler, Barbara Wider and Kate Boddy

in Oxford Handbook of Complementary Medicine

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199206773
Published online August 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199598748 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199206773.003.0001

Series: Oxford Medical Handbooks

General issues

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What is CAM? - Common misconceptions about CAM - Prevalence of CAM use - Why people use CAM - The regulation of CAM - Teaching CAM to doctors - Legal and ethical aspects of CAM - Cost-effectiveness of CAM - Research methodology in CAM - Evidence-based medicine or integrated medicine? - CAM information resources

Chapter.  8490 words. 

Subjects: Primary Care

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