Evidence-Based Alternative Medicine?
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Focuses on the controversy over the validity of evidence-based medicine (EBM). Proposal for a hierarchy of evidence according to which randomized controlled trials (RCT) and meta-analyses of RCT provide the most reliable evidence concerning the efficacy of medical interventions; Problem with the EBM hierarchy in the evaluation of alternative medicine therapies; Arguments over the characteristics of alternative medicine.
Borgerson, Kirstin. 2005. "Evidence-Based Alternative Medicine?." Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 48(4): 502-515. Copyright © 2005 The Johns Hopkins University Press. This article first appeared in Perspectives in Biology & Medicine 48(4), Autumn 2005, pages 502-515.