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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2008, Vol. 6 ›› Issue (1): 1-4.doi: 10.3736/jcim20080101

• Editorial •     Next Articles

Problems-solving strategies in clinical treatment guideline for traditional Chinese medicine and integrative medicine

Wei-xiong Liang()   

  1. DME Center, Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine, Guangzhou, Guangdong Province 510405, China
  • Received:2007-07-26 Online:2008-01-20 Published:2008-01-15
  • Contact: LIANG Wei-xiong

The members of guideline development of traditional Chinese medicine and integrative medicine were not chosen according to strict standards at present. The major problems in clinical guideline development include the insufficiency of evidence and the missing recommendation according to evidence reliability. In order to establish a clinical guideline for the treatment, we should abide by the principle for guideline development in this field. Firstly, a guideline development group must be set up and the evidences are needed to be classified correctly. To facilitate the clinical practice, the recommendations in the treatment guideline should be divided into different classes and the referring recommendation reasons should be given at the same time. Only when the guideline development principles and procedures are strictly followed can a clinical guideline for the treatment suitable to the situation in China be established.

Key words: guidebooks, traditional Chinese medicine, evidence-based medicine

CLC Number: 

  • R-056
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