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A survey of evidence users about the information need of acupuncture clinical evidence

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BMC Complementary and Alternative MedicineBMC series – open, inclusive and trusted201616:455

Received: 23 June 2016

Accepted: 2 November 2016

Published: 10 November 2016

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2 Nov 2016 Editorially accepted
10 Nov 2016 Article published 10.1186/s12906-016-1434-0

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Authors’ Affiliations

Evidence-Based Medicine Center, School of Basic Medical Sciences, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Key Laboratory of Evidence Based Medicine and Knowledge Translation of Gansu Province, Lanzhou, China
Chinese GRADE Center, Lanzhou, China
Gansu Rehabilitation Center Hospital, Lanzhou, China
Department of Hypertension, Lanzhou University Second Hospital, Lanzhou, China
Gansu University of Chinese Medicine, Lanzhou, China