Randomised controlled trials of acupuncture vs. pharmacotherapy for acute pain relief in emergency departments [ 2009 - 2011 ]

Also known as: Multiple Emergency Department Acupuncture Trials (MEDACT)

Research Grant

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Researchers: Prof Marc Cohen (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Devilliers Smit Prof Charlie Xue Prof David Taylor Prof Peter Cameron

Brief description The proposed study involves three separate randomised controlled trials comparing acupuncture alone and acupuncture along with drug therapy, to drug therapy alone in providing pain relief for patients presenting to the Northern Hospital and Epworth Hospital Emergency Departments with acute back pain, migraine and ankle sprain. The research will help determine if acupuncture is safe, effective and acceptable to patients.

Funding Amount $AUD 416,300.91

Funding Scheme NHMRC Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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