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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine ›› 2005, Vol. 3 ›› Issue (3): 181-183.doi: 10.3736/jcim20050304

Special Issue: Traditional Chinese Medicine

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Pondering the problems of clinical effect assessment of traditional Chinese medicine

Jun-ping Zhang1,Yun Wang1,Pei-yong Zheng2   

  1. 1. Tianjin College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Tianjin 300193, China
    2. Center of Clinical Effect Assessment, Longhua Hospital, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Shanghai 200032, China
  • Received:2005-04-06 Online:2005-05-20 Published:2005-05-20
  • Contact: Jun-ping Zhang

Clinical effect is of great importance to traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), and the rigorous and scientific methods for clinical effect assessment should be highly stressed in the clinical research of TCM. In this article, the authors analyzed the current status of the effect assessment of TCM and proposed some measures to improve the current effect assessment of TCM, in the hope of establishing an internationally accepted system of effect assessment reflecting the superiority and characteristics of TCM therapies.

Key words: Chinese medicine and pharmacology, Outcome assessment, Clinical studies

CLC Number: 

  • R2-03
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