Gesundheitswesen. 1995 Apr; 57(4): 192-5.
[Evaluation and utilization of complementary medical procedures--a survey of 793 physicians in general practice and the clinic]
Psychiatrische Klinik mit Poliklinik, Philipps-Universität Marburg.
It is well known that complementary medicine is demanded by numerous patients and used by many doctors. In a representative postal survey of 793 female and male doctors working in practices and hospitals in the town and in the district of Kassel we could confirm the wide distribution of these procedures, especially as far as doctors in practice are concerned. It was the special interest of our study to analyse the motives for the use and the indications and to ask for a detailed and differential assessment of 18 complementary techniques.