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Is complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) cost-effective? a systematic review

Patricia M Herman1*, Benjamin M Craig2 and Opher Caspi3

Author Affiliations

1 Program in Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

2 Department of Pharmacy, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona, USA

3 Recanati Center for Internal Medicine and Research, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson Campus), Petah Tikva, Israel

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BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2005, 5:11  doi:10.1186/1472-6882-5-11

Published: 2 June 2005

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Descriptions of included studies ordered by complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) modality, form of economic evaluation, and publication date. The appendix contains a table summarizing each of the 56 economic evaluations found in the systematic review. For each evaluation the following are reported: therapies compared, study population, study design and sample size, whether it was a full or partial economic evaluation, form of the evaluation, perspective, and summary results.

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