Patterns of alternative medicine use by cancer patients.

  title={Patterns of alternative medicine use by cancer patients.},
  author={S D Begbie and Z. L. Kerestes and D. R. Bell},
  journal={The Medical journal of Australia},
  volume={165 10},
OBJECTIVE To assess the patterns of alternative medicine use in patients of a public hospital oncology unit, and to compare patients' experience of alternative with conventional medicine. DESIGN AND SETTING Self-administered questionnaire survey of cancer patients attending specialist consulting rooms at the Royal North Shore Hospital and the Oncology Outpatient Clinic at Port Macquarie Base Hospital during August 1995. PARTICIPANTS 507 patients attended the clinics; 335 (66%) returned… CONTINUE READING

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