Confronting the Communication Gap between Conventional and Alternative Medicine : A Survey of Physicians' Attitudes
Journal/Book: Alternat Ther. 1999; 5(2): 61-66.
Abstract: Context An estimated 60 million Americans use some form of complementary and alternative medicine though approximately 70% do not fell their physicians about this use. Open communication between conventional medical providers and patients in this area is therefore lacking. Objective To explore the dynamics that could potentially contribute to communication breakdown between physicians and patients over the use of alternative therapies. Design Mail-in, self- physicians' response to the prospect of their patients using these therapies. subspecialists than among primary care practitioners. e healthcare providers may require both ongoing peer-reviewed studies of efficacy, and increased physician access to information concerning therapies that have undergone definitive study.
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