Tuesday, November 09, 2004

Patient-Doctor Gap In Alternative Therapies

According to the BBC, some 71 percent of U.K. patients said they would like to be able to talk to their physicians about complementary treatments yet half of them do not for fear of embarrassment. Meanwhile, a separate poll of British general practitioners found them split on the issue of whether they should be the ones providing information on this subject. The U.K. spends over $200 million each year on alternative therapies and is expected to grow by 50 percent over the next four years.


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