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The quantity and quality of complementary and alternative medicine clinical practice guidelines on herbal medicines, acupuncture and spinal manipulation: systematic review and assessment using AGREE II

BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:425

Received: 6 July 2016

Accepted: 20 October 2016

Published: 29 October 2016

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20 Oct 2016 Editorially accepted
29 Oct 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12906-016-1410-8

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Toronto General Hospital Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Canada