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A 6-year comparative economic evaluation of healthcare costs and mortality rates of Dutch patients from conventional and CAM GPs
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    CAM includes both complementary and alternative practices. Alternative practices, by definition, either have not been proven to work, or have been proven not to work. Complementary practices have always been mainstream and many are evidence-based. There is no sound scientific or medical justification for analysing the two together. Alternative practitioners may prefer them to be considered together, as this may provide...

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    Does CAM training for GPs really reduce healthcare costs?

    I read with interest the recent contribution from Baars and Kooreman [1]. The present study is a replication of a previous study, using a different data set, as described by the authors in their introduction. The 2012 study by Kooreman and Baars [2] garnered criticism from me and others [3-5]. Furthermore, the new study was also presented in an earlier form [6], and this also faced criticism [7,8]. Baars and Kooreman provid...

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