September 17th, 2007


Monday Morning

I came in early today to attend a meeting about research opportunities at Helfgott. Looks like there is a lot going on, and the project that has Zwickey's juices flowing is the attempt to create a new Practice Based Research Network that includes Naturopaths, Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Chiropractors. The idea is to begin to collect data on what kinds of care people are seeking, on the patient's individual stats and then from there to begin to understand success rates of different modalities. There is no such network for CAM practitioners (complementary and alternative medicine) in existence, so the very beginning stages involve surveying practitioners about what docs to enroll, what carrots to use, what data to collect and how. I have always been interested in the design of surveys and tests, so that's the aspect that I may get involved in.
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