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Journal of Chinese Integrative Medicine: 2015; 13(4): 209–211
DOI: 10.1016/S2095-4964(15)60184-4
The methodology flaws in Hinman’s acupuncture clinical trial, Part III: Sample size calculation
Arthur Yin Fan (McLean Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, PLC., Vienna, VA 22182, USA )
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Fan AY. The methodology flaws in Hinman’s acupuncture clinical trial, Part III: Sample size calculation. J Integr Med. 2015; 13(4): 209–211.
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