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(d) Complications of the treatment;
(e) Effectiveness of the treatment given varying stages of a medical condition;
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(h) Whether the treatment has been accepted as standard practice in the medical industry;
(i) Whether a treatment has been outdated, superseded, banned, or otherwise no longer used to treat a condition;
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Last updated: 15 March 2010