How to design high quality acupuncture trials-a consensus informed by evidence

Yu Qing Zhang, Rui Min Jiao, Claudia M. Witt, Lixing Lao, Jian Ping Liu, Lehana Thabane, Karen J. Sherman, Mike Cummings, Dawn P. Richards, Eun Kyung Anna Kim, Tae Hun Kim, Myeong Soo Lee, Michael E. Wechsler, Benno Brinkhaus, Jun J. Mao, Caroline A. Smith, Wei Juan Gang, Bao Yan Liu, Zhi Shun Liu, Yan LiuHui Zheng, Jia Ni Wu, Alonso Carrasco-Labra, Mohit Bhandari, Philip J. Devereaux, Xiang Hong Jing, Gordon Guyatt

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    An international panel including patients, clinicians, researchers, acupuncture and surgery trialists, statisticians, and experts in clinical epidemiology and methodology have developed new guidance for randomised controlled trials in acupuncture. It addresses the most prevalent and critical concerns of current acupuncture trials and will help funding agencies, trial registers, and journal editors to evaluate the relevance, importance, and quality of submitted trial proposals and completed trial
    Original languageEnglish
    Article numbere067476
    Number of pages12
    JournalBMJ (Clinical research ed.)
    Publication statusPublished - 30 Mar 2022


    • Acupuncture therapies

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Medicine


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