Altern Ther Health Med. 1997 Jul; 3(4): 40-53.
Utilization of Chinese medicine in Taiwan.
Department of Public Health, Oregon State University, Corvallis, USA.
This article examines the use of Chinese medicine in Taiwan. Based on a national sample survey, the authors investigated how Chinese medicine is being used and factors that are associated with its use among the Taiwanese. Results of the study suggest that Chinese medicine use among this population depends on health conditions, and that having a regular source of care for Chinese medicine as well as a preference for Chinese medicine are two predictors for its use. Policies on the integration of Chinese medicine or other traditional medicine into the modern healthcare system are recommended.