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Acupuncture Research in the Era of Comparative Effectiveness Research

Remy R. Coeytaux, MD, PhD; and Jongbae J. Park, DKM, PhD, LAc
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From Duke Clinical Research Institute, Durham, North Carolina; and Regional Center for Neurosensory Disorders and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Disclaimer: The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.

Financial Support: Dr. Park was supported by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research of the National Institutes of Health (award K12DE022793).

Potential Conflicts of Interest: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M13-0016.

Requests for Single Reprints: Remy R. Coeytaux, MD, PhD, Duke Evidence-based Practice Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, PO Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715.

Current Author Addresses: Dr. Coeytaux: Duke Evidence-based Practice Center, Duke Clinical Research Institute, PO Box 17969, Durham, NC 27715.

Dr. Park: UNC Memorial Hospital, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, CB 7200, Room N1108, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7200.


Ann Intern Med. 2013;158(4):287-288. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-158-4-201302190-00010
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