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Article: Assessing the consistency of traditional Chinese medical diagnosis: An integrative approach

TitleAssessing the consistency of traditional Chinese medical diagnosis: An integrative approach
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Issue Date2003
PublisherInnoVision Communications. The Journal's web site is located at www.alternative-therapies.com
Citation
Alternative Therapies In Health And Medicine, 2003, v. 9 n. 1, p. 66-71 How to Cite?
AbstractTraditional Chinese medicine (TCM) differs from its Western counter-part in a number of ways. One of the more striking ways involves a conceptually oriented diagnostic system that relies more on the clinician's reading of the patient's symptoms and signs than on laboratory findings. Because highly individualized TCM treatment plans emanate directly from its diagnostic system, a necessary condition for conducting clinically relevant TCM efficacy trials rests on the answer to a simple question: How consistent are different TCM practitioners at making the same TCM diagnoses and prescribing comparable treatment regimens for the same group of patients? Unfortunately, this question has not been adequately investigated, nor has the related question: Could the TCM diagnostic process be enhanced by access to modern biomedical tests? The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to discuss a number of the conceptual and methodological issues involved in the design of a recently funded NIH study whose primary purpose is to address these 2 questions.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/188548
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.329
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.497
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dc.contributor.authorZhang, GGen_US
dc.contributor.authorBausell, Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorLao, Len_US
dc.contributor.authorHandwerger, Ben_US
dc.contributor.authorBerman, BMen_US
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dc.identifier.citationAlternative Therapies In Health And Medicine, 2003, v. 9 n. 1, p. 66-71en_US
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dc.description.abstractTraditional Chinese medicine (TCM) differs from its Western counter-part in a number of ways. One of the more striking ways involves a conceptually oriented diagnostic system that relies more on the clinician's reading of the patient's symptoms and signs than on laboratory findings. Because highly individualized TCM treatment plans emanate directly from its diagnostic system, a necessary condition for conducting clinically relevant TCM efficacy trials rests on the answer to a simple question: How consistent are different TCM practitioners at making the same TCM diagnoses and prescribing comparable treatment regimens for the same group of patients? Unfortunately, this question has not been adequately investigated, nor has the related question: Could the TCM diagnostic process be enhanced by access to modern biomedical tests? The purpose of this paper, therefore, is to discuss a number of the conceptual and methodological issues involved in the design of a recently funded NIH study whose primary purpose is to address these 2 questions.en_US
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dc.subject.meshDelivery Of Health Care, Integrated - Methods - Standardsen_US
dc.subject.meshHumansen_US
dc.subject.meshInterprofessional Relationsen_US
dc.subject.meshMedical History Taking - Methodsen_US
dc.subject.meshMedicine, Chinese Traditional - Methods - Standardsen_US
dc.subject.meshPhilosophy, Medicalen_US
dc.subject.meshPhysical Examinationen_US
dc.subject.meshResearch Design - Standardsen_US
dc.subject.meshUnited Statesen_US
dc.titleAssessing the consistency of traditional Chinese medical diagnosis: An integrative approachen_US
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