Clinical research methods have been rapidly developing, and the design of clinical trials including traditional Chinese medicine is advancing. To a certain extent, all of these ensure that the results of clinical research are objective and scientific, but whether these results and the resulting guidelines or consensus have much practical significance on clinical practice is still controversial. The authors engage in both clinical practice and clinical research; they strongly feel that it is necessary to discuss the relationship between clinical trials and clinical practice. This essay discusses this relationship in four parts.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/s11655-008-0309-8

Type

Journal article

Journal

Chin J Integr Med

Publication Date

12/2008

Volume

14

Pages

309 - 311

Keywords

Biomedical Research, Clinical Trials as Topic, Medicine, Chinese Traditional