Popularity of alternative health care providers continues to grow

Buske, Lynda
February 2002
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/5/2002, Vol. 166 Issue 3, p366
Academic Journal
Reports that use of alternative health care practitioners in Canada increased in the 1990s according to Statistics Canada's National Population Health Survey. Usage of alternative health care among different age groups; How people with chronic pain were more likely to see an alternative practitioner; Assertion that use of alternative health services did not reduce the consumption of conventional medical services.


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