Journal article

The integration of complementary therapies in Australian general practice: Results of a national survey

MM Cohen, S Penman, M Pirotta, C Da Costa

Journal of Alternative & Complementary Medicine | MARY ANN LIEBERT, INC | Published : 2005

Abstract

METHODS: Australian general practitioners' (GPs) attitudes toward and use of a range of complementary therapies (CTs) were determined through a self-administered postal survey sent to a random sample of 2000 Australian GPs. The survey canvassed GPs' opinions as to the harmfulness and effectiveness of CTs; current levels of training and interest in further training; personal use of, and use in practice of, CTs; referrals to CT; practitioners; appropriateness for GPs to practice and for government regulation; perceived patient demand and the need for undergraduate education. RESULTS: The response rate was 33.2%. Based on GPs' responses, complementary therapies could be classified into: nonmedi..

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