Use of unconventional medicine in children in Italy

  title={Use of unconventional medicine in children in Italy},
  author={Francesca Menniti-Ippolito and Emanuela Forcella and Emanuela Bologna and Lidia Gargiulo and Giuseppe Traversa and Roberto Raschetti},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Sir: In 1999, Professor Ernst published a systematic review on the use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) among children [1]. Recently, in Italy, a large survey (60,000 families, approximately 180,000 individuals, of whom 20,219 were children) on ‘‘Health Conditions and Health Service Utilisation’’ was concluded. Face-to-face interview through a questionnaire was administered to all family members. A whole section on unconventional medicine was included in the questionnaire [2]. The… CONTINUE READING


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