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Effectiveness guidance document (EGD) for acupuncture research - a consensus document for conducting trials

  • Claudia M Witt1, 2Email author,
  • Mikel Aickin3,
  • Trini Baca4,
  • Dan Cherkin5,
  • Mary N Haan6,
  • Richard Hammerschlag7,
  • Jason Jishun Hao8,
  • George A Kaplan9,
  • Lixing Lao2,
  • Terri McKay4,
  • Beverly Pierce10,
  • David Riley11,
  • Cheryl Ritenbaugh3,
  • Kevin Thorpe12,
  • Sean Tunis13,
  • Jed Weissberg14,
  • Brian M Berman2 and
  • Collaborators
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineThe official journal of the International Society for Complementary Medicine Research (ISCMR)201212:148

DOI: 10.1186/1472-6882-12-148

Received: 2 July 2012

Accepted: 31 August 2012

Published: 6 September 2012

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Original Submission
2 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
11 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Alan Bensoussan
16 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ching-Liang Hsieh
23 Aug 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Ji-Sheng Han
27 Aug 2012 Author responded Author comments - Claudia Witt
Resubmission - Version 3
27 Aug 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
Publishing
31 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
6 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-12-148

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Authors’ Affiliations

(1)
Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center
(2)
Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
(3)
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona
(4)
Patient stakeholder
(5)
Group Health Center for Health Studies
(6)
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California
(7)
Research Department, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
(8)
International Academy of Scalp Acupuncture, Southwest Acupuncture College
(9)
Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan
(10)
The Institute for Integrative Health, Community programs
(11)
Integrative Medicine, University of New Mexico Medical School
(12)
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
(13)
Center for Medical Technology Policy
(14)
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence

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