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Revised STandards for Reporting Interventions in Clinical Trials of Acupuncture (STRICTA): Extending the CONSORT Statement

  • Hugh MacPherson mail,

    hm18@york.ac.uk

    Affiliation: Department of Health Sciences, University of York, York, United Kingdom

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  • Douglas G. Altman,

    Affiliation: Centre for Statistics in Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Richard Hammerschlag,

    Affiliation: Department of Research, Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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  • Li Youping,

    Affiliation: Chinese Cochrane Centre, Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Centre, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China

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  • Wu Taixiang,

    Affiliation: Chinese Cochrane Centre, Chinese Evidence-Based Medicine Centre, West China Hospital, Sichuan University, China

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  • Adrian White,

    Affiliation: Primary Care Research, Peninsula Medical School, Universities of Exeter and Plymouth, Plymouth, United Kingdom

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  • David Moher,

    Affiliation: Ottawa Methods Centre, Ottawa Hospital Research Institute; Department of Epidemiology and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Canada

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  • on behalf of the STRICTA Revision Group

    Membership of the STRICTA Revision Group is provided in the Acknowledgments.

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  • Published: June 08, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pmed.1000261

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Misplaced Effort

Posted by BillGA on 13 Oct 2010 at 08:09 GMT

This work is thorough and admirable. One wonders however if the effort is misplaced. We have been studying acupuncture for 40 years or more. It is clear by now that its contribution to healthcare is modest and further research is unlikely to alter this. There are surely more pressing concerns.

No competing interests declared.