unproven care

unproven care

A generic term for any therapy lacking statistical proof of efficacy; unproven therapies have been categorised into those with bioelectromagnetic applications, life-style changes, mind/body control, biological therapies, energy therapies and ethno- or traditional medicine.

unproven care

Any therapy with no proven efficacy–eg, bioelectromagnetic applications, mind/body control, biological therapies, energy therapies, and ethnomedicine or traditional medicine. See Health fraud, Quackery, Unproven methods for cancer management.
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Further, the financial burden of receiving inappropriate and unproven care can be very high.