Participation of traditional, complementary and alternative health practitioners in conventional health systems in low- and middle-income countries

Main objective

To assess the effectiveness of interventions to increase participation of TCAM practitioners to improve healthcare, healthcare delivery and practice in LMICs.

Secondary objective(s)
  • To assess whether the effects of TCAM practitioners' interventions differ according to:
    • disease type;
    • regulatory status of TCAM practitioners;
    • geographic location (country);
    • specific role of TCAM practitioners (e.g. traditional surgeon vs herbalist vs acupuncturist).
  • To assess costs and cost effectiveness of traditional healthcare practitioners' interventions

This is a protocol.