January 12, 2005
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Stating that health care should strive to be both comprehensive and evidence-based, a new Institute of Medicine report calls for conventional medical treatments and complementary and alternative treatments to be held to the same standards for demonstrating clinical effectiveness. Both also should follow the same general research principles, although new research methods to test some therapies may have to be devised.
Stuart Bondurant, M.D., Interim Executive Vice President and Executive Dean, Georgetown University Medical Center.