Insurance coverage, medical conditions, and visits to alternative medicine providers: results of a national survey.

@article{Wolsko2002InsuranceCM,
  title={Insurance coverage, medical conditions, and visits to alternative medicine providers: results of a national survey.},
  author={Peter M Wolsko and David M Eisenberg and Roger B. Davis and Susan L. Ettner and Russell S. Phillips},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={162 3},
  pages={281-7}
}
BACKGROUND In 1997, patients made an estimated 629 million visits to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) providers; however, little is known about factors associated with visits to CAM providers. OBJECTIVE To examine the effect of insurance coverage on frequency of use of CAM providers. METHODS We conducted a nationally representative, random household telephone survey of 2055 adults. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE The number of visits made to CAM providers. RESULTS An estimated 44% of… CONTINUE READING

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