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Is it ethical for medical practitioners to prescribe alternative and complementary treatments that may lack an evidence base?

Chun Wah M Tam
Med J Aust 2011; 195 (11): 660-661. || doi: 10.5694/mja11.11333
Published online: 12 December 2011

To the Editor: I read with interest the contrasting perspectives by Pirotta1 and Dwyer2 on the ethics of prescribing complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) interventions, and the subsequent letters on this subject published in the 17 October 2011 issue of the Journal.

  • Chun Wah M Tam

  • University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW.

Correspondence: m.tam@unsw.edu.au

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