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Method for appraising model validity of randomised controlled trials of homeopathic treatment: multi-rater concordance study

  • Robert T Mathie1Email author,
  • Helmut Roniger2,
  • Michel Van Wassenhoven3,
  • Joyce Frye4,
  • Jennifer Jacobs5,
  • Menachem Oberbaum6,
  • Marie-France Bordet7,
  • Chaturbhuja Nayak8,
  • Gilles Chaufferin7,
  • John A Ives9,
  • Flávio Dantas10 and
  • Peter Fisher2
BMC Medical Research Methodology201212:49

DOI: 10.1186/1471-2288-12-49

Received: 28 July 2011

Accepted: 17 April 2012

Published: 17 April 2012

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Original Submission
28 Jul 2011 Submitted Original manuscript
Resubmission - Version 2
Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Harald Walach
30 Jan 2012 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Iris Bell
27 Feb 2012 Author responded Author comments - Robert Mathie
Resubmission - Version 3
27 Feb 2012 Submitted Manuscript version 3
17 Apr 2012 Editorially accepted
17 Apr 2012 Article published 10.1186/1471-2288-12-49

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Authors’ Affiliations

British Homeopathic Association, Hahnemann House
Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine
LMHI Research Secretariat
Center for Integrative Medicine, University of Maryland School of Medicine
School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of Washington
Center for Integrative Complementary Medicine, Shaare Zedek Medical Center
(Formerly) Central Council for Research in Homeopathy, Department of AYUSH, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India
Samueli Institute
Department of Clinical Medicine, Universidade Federal de Uberlândia