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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

Received: 2 July 2012

Accepted: 31 August 2012

Published: 6 September 2012

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Original Submission
2 Jul 2012 Submitted Original manuscript
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 2
27 Aug 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 2
31 Aug 2012 Editorially accepted
6 Sep 2012 Article published 10.1186/1472-6882-12-148

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Authors’ Affiliations

Institute for Social Medicine, Epidemiology and Health Economics, Charité University Medical Center
Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Arizona
Patient stakeholder
Group Health Center for Health Studies
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California
Research Department, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
International Academy of Scalp Acupuncture, Southwest Acupuncture College
Center for Social Epidemiology and Population Health, University of Michigan
The Institute for Integrative Health, Community programs
Integrative Medicine, University of New Mexico Medical School
Dalla Lana School of Public Health, University of Toronto
Center for Medical Technology Policy
Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals, Hospitals, Quality and Care Delivery Excellence