Characteristics of pediatric traditional Chinese medicine users in Taiwan: a nationwide cohort study.

@article{Chen2012CharacteristicsOP,
  title={Characteristics of pediatric traditional Chinese medicine users in Taiwan: a nationwide cohort study.},
  author={Hsing-Yu Chen and Yi-Hsuan Lin and Jau-Ching Wu and Yu-Chun Chen and Peck-Foong Thien and Tzeng-Ji Chen and Sien-Hung Yang and Jiun-Liang Chen and S Lo},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2012},
  volume={129 6},
  pages={e1485-92}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Traditional chinese medicine (TCM) is one of the most commonly used complementary and alternative medicines. However, there is a paucity of epidemiologic reports on features of pediatric TCM users. As TCM services are fully reimbursed by National Health Insurance in Taiwan, this study used a nationwide cohort database to investigate demographics, diseases patterns, and parents' characteristics of pediatric TCM users. METHODS Children aged <12 years were extracted… CONTINUE READING
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