Unconventional medicine in the United States. Prevalence, costs, and patterns of use.

  title={Unconventional medicine in the United States. Prevalence, costs, and patterns of use.},
  author={D. Eisenberg and R. Kessler and C. Foster and F. E. Norlock and D. Calkins and T. Delbanco},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={328 4},
  • D. Eisenberg, R. Kessler, +3 authors T. Delbanco
  • Published 1993
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • BACKGROUND Many people use unconventional therapies for health problems, but the extent of this use and the costs are not known. [...] Key Method We completed telephone interviews with 1539 adults (response rate, 67 percent) in a national sample of adults 18 years of age or older in 1990. We asked respondents to report any serious or bothersome medical conditions and details of their use of conventional medical services; we then inquired about their use of unconventional therapy. Expand Abstract

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