Use of alternative medicine by patients in a rural family practice clinic.

@article{Mundo2002UseOA,
  title={Use of alternative medicine by patients in a rural family practice clinic.},
  author={Winfred F B del Mundo and William C Shepherd and Thomas D Marose},
  journal={Family medicine},
  year={2002},
  volume={34 3},
  pages={206-12}
}
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES There has been an increasing awareness of the use of alternative medicine and its effect on health care in the United States. However, no previous study has looked at its use among primary care patients in a rural setting. We conducted this study to determine the patterns of use of alternative medicine in this population. METHODS A questionnaire was distributed to 750 adult patients in a family practice clinic in northern Pennsylvania. RESULTS Our response rate was… CONTINUE READING

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