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Choice of traditional or modern treatment in west Burkina Faso.
GEEP, Centre Hospitalier Intercommunal, UniversitÃ© Paris XII, Villeneuve Saint Georges, France.
A recent survey shows that patients turn to modern medicine more than traditional medicine for most of their needs except rheumatic and neurological complaints. However, the preferences stated are influenced on the one hand by the much lower cost of traditional services, and on the other by official disapproval of animistic practices.