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Table 4 Registration quality specific to TCM items (n, %)

From: Calling for improved quality in the registration of traditional Chinese medicine during the public health emergency: a survey of trial registries for COVID-19, H1N1, and SARS

Item name COVID-19 (n = 129) H1N1 (n = 7) Total (n = 136)
Descriptions of TCM intervention 7 (5.4%) 1 (14.3%) 8 (5.9%)
TCM syndrome diagnosis 8 (6.2%) 0 (0.0%) 8 (5.9%)
TCM-specific outcomes 35 (27.1%) 2 (28.6%) 37 (27.2%)
TCM-specific background, rationale, theoretical origin 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%) 0 (0.0%)
  1. COVID-19 severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, H1N1 H1N1 influenza, TCM traditional Chinese medicine