Alternative medicine in allergies - prevalence, patterns of use, and costs.

  title={Alternative medicine in allergies - prevalence, patterns of use, and costs.},
  author={Torsten Sch{\"a}fer and Angelina Riehle and H Wichmann and Johannes Hofaker Ring},
  volume={57 8},
BACKGROUND There is evidence that the use of alternative medicine (AM) for allergies has increased. However, little is known from population-based studies about what determines its use. The objective of this study was to evaluate the patterns of use of AM for allergies. METHODS A population-based nested case-control study was conducted in 2000-01 using computer-assisted telephone interviews. Three hundred and fifty-one adults participated (median age 46 years) with allergies including hay… CONTINUE READING

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