Margaret A.WinkerMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthorPhil B.FontanarosaMD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
To the Editor.— The Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital NHS Trust (RLHH), to our knowledge the only independent, public-sector hospital dedicated to complementary medicine (CM) in Europe, is committed to the evidence-based practice of CM.1 The RLHH operates within the National Health Service in a system in which health authorities, led by a director of public health (DPH) and, increasingly, by primary care groups responsible for smaller populations, make health care purchasing decisions and negotiate service contracts with secondary health care institutions.
Robbert van Haselen, Peter Fisher. Evidence Influencing British Health Authorities' Decisions in Purchasing Complementary Medicine. JAMA. 1998;280(18):1564–1565. doi:10-1001/pubs.JAMA-ISSN-0098-7484-280-18-jbk1111