Alternative medicine or "alternative" patients: a qualitative study of patient-oriented decision-making processes with respect to complementary and alternative medicine.

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BACKGROUND Theory and clinical practice suggest that complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) decision-making processes may differ from those used in conventional medicine. If so, understanding the differences could improve patient-provider communication around treatment options. OBJECTIVES To examine patient-oriented decision-making processes… (More)

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@article{Caspi2004AlternativeMO, title={Alternative medicine or "alternative" patients: a qualitative study of patient-oriented decision-making processes with respect to complementary and alternative medicine.}, author={Opher Caspi and Mary S. Koithan and Michael Criddle}, journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making}, year={2004}, volume={24 1}, pages={64-79} }