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

@article{Eisenberg1993UnconventionalMI,
  title={Unconventional medicine in the United States. Prevalence, costs, and patterns of use.},
  author={David M Eisenberg and Ronald C Kessler and Claire Foster and Frances E Norlock and David R Calkins and Thomas L. Delbanco},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={328 4},
  pages={246-52}
}
BACKGROUND Many people use unconventional therapies for health problems, but the extent of this use and the costs are not known. We conducted a national survey to determine the prevalence, costs, and patterns of use of unconventional therapies, such as acupuncture and chiropractic. METHODS We limited the therapies studied to 16 commonly used interventions neither taught widely in U.S. medical schools nor generally available in U.S. hospitals. We completed telephone interviews with 1539 adults… CONTINUE READING
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