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Volume 3 (2003), Pages 1117-1127
http://dx.doi.org/10.1100/tsw.2003.97
Research Article

The Square Curve Paradigm for Research in Alternative, Complementary, and Holistic Medicine: A Cost-Effective, Easy, and Scientifically Valid Design for Evidence-Based Medicine and Quality Improvement

1The Quality of Life Research Center, Teglgårdstræde 4-8, DK-1452 Copenhagen K, Denmark
2Norwegian School of Management, Sandvika, Norway
3National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Office of the Medical Director, Division for Mental Retardation, Ministry of Social Affairs, Jerusalem, Israel

Copyright © 2003 Soren Ventegodt et al.

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