Advising Patients Who Seek Alternative Medical Therapies

@article{Eisenberg1997AdvisingPW,
  title={Advising Patients Who Seek Alternative Medical Therapies},
  author={David M Eisenberg},
  journal={Annals of Internal Medicine},
  year={1997},
  volume={127},
  pages={61-69}
}
  • D. Eisenberg
  • Published 1 July 1997
  • Medicine
  • Annals of Internal Medicine
Alternative therapies can be defined as medical interventions that are neither taught widely in U.S. medical schools nor generally available in U.S. hospitals [1]. Examples include chiropractic, acupuncture, massage, and homeopathy. In 1993, my colleagues and I reported that an estimated 60 million Americans used alternative medical therapies in 1990 at an estimated cost of $13.7 billion, that the estimated number of annual visits to providers of alternative medicine (425 million) exceeded the… Expand
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