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An investigation of the use of acupuncture in stroke patients in Taiwan: a national cohort study

  • Shu-Wen Weng1, 2,
  • Ta-Liang Chen3, 4, 5,
  • Chun-Chieh Yeh6, 7,
  • Chien-Chang Liao1, 3, 4, 5,
  • Hsin-Long Lane8,
  • Jaung-Geng Lin1, 9 and
  • Chun-Chuan Shih8, 10Email author
Contributed equally
BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:321

Received: 23 January 2016

Accepted: 9 August 2016

Published: 26 August 2016

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9 Aug 2016 Editorially accepted
26 Aug 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12906-016-1272-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Graduate Institute of Chinese Medicine, College of Chinese Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
Department of Chinese Medicine, Taichung Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taichung 403, Taiwan
Department of Anesthesiology, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Department of Anesthesiology, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan
Health Policy Research Center, Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Department of Surgery, China Medical University Hospital, Taichung, Taiwan
Department of Surgery, University of Illinois, Chicago, USA
School of Chinese Medicine for Post-Baccalaureate, College of Medicine, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung City, Taiwan
Department of Healthcare Administration, Asia University, Taichung, Taiwan
Ph.D. Program for the Clinical Drug Discovery from Botanical Herbs, College of Pharmacy, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 110, Taiwan