Insurance covered and non-covered complementary and alternative medicine utilisation among adults in Taiwan.

@article{Shih2008InsuranceCA,
  title={Insurance covered and non-covered complementary and alternative medicine utilisation among adults in Taiwan.},
  author={Shu-Fang Shih and Chih-Yin Lew-Ting and H Y Chang and Ken N. Kuo},
  journal={Social science & medicine},
  year={2008},
  volume={67 7},
  pages={
          1183-9
        }
}
Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) has been characterized by prevalence, cost, and patterns of use. Factors determining its utilization have also been analyzed, either generally or for specific diseases, but few studies have considered the determinants of its frequency of use. Taiwan's pluralistic health care system and comprehensive insurance program covering Western medicine and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) provide an interesting case to explore what forms of CAM people use… CONTINUE READING
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