Integration of complementary and alternative medicine in primary care: what do patients want?

@article{Jong2012IntegrationOC,
  title={Integration of complementary and alternative medicine in primary care: what do patients want?},
  author={Miek C. Jong and Lucy P L van de Vijver and Martine Busch and Jolanda Fritsma and Ruth Seldenrijk},
  journal={Patient education and counseling},
  year={2012},
  volume={89 3},
  pages={417-22}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore patients' perspectives towards integration of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in primary care. METHODS A mixed-methods approach was used. This included a survey on use, attitudes and disclosure of CAM, an e-panel consultation and focus group among patients with joint diseases. RESULTS A total of 416 patients responded to the survey who suffered from osteoarthritis (51%), rheumatoid arthritis (29%) or fibromyalgia (24%). Prevalence of CAM use was 86%, of… CONTINUE READING