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Use and acceptance of complementary and alternative medicine among the general population and medical personnel: a systematic review. Frass M, Strassl RP, Friehs H, Müllner M, Kundi M, Kaye AD.Ochsner J. 2012 Spring;12(1):45-56.

Alternative Health Care Consultations in Ontario, Canada: A Geographic and Socio-Demographic Analysis. Williams AM, Kitchen P, Eby J. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 Jun 22;11(1):47.

Family Health Strategy doctors and nurses’ perceptions of complementary therapies.Thiago SD, Tesser CD. Prefeitura Municipal de Florianópolis, Florianópolis, SC, Brasil. Rev Saude Publica. 2011 Jan 26. pii: S0034-89102011005000002.

Use of complementary and alternative medicine at Norwegian and Danish hospitals. Salomonsen LJ, Skovgaard L, la Cour S, Nyborg L, Launso L, Fonnebo V. BMC Complement Altern Med. 2011 Jan 18;11(1):4.

Change and stability: use of complementary and alternative medicine in Israel: 1993, 2000 and 2007. Shmueli A, Igudin I, Shuval J.The Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health, Jerusalem, Israel. Eur J Public Health. 2010 Apr 6.

Military Personnel Use Alternative Medicine Just Like Everyone Else. Members of the U.S. military use complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) at approximately the same rate and in the same demographic patterns as the wider U.S. population, according to a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Researchers surveyed 5,000 enrolled members of the U.S. Navy or Marines, and received 1,305 useable responses. Among those who responded, 37 percent had used at least one form of CAM therapy in the previous year. Women were more than twice as likely to use CAM therapies than men, while officers were 50 percent more likely than enlisted troops to use them. Those with higher levels of physical pain and/or dissatisfaction with conventional medical care were significantly more likely to seek CAM. These patterns are similar to those found for the wider U.S. population. A prior study of military families found that 28 percent reported using at least one CAM per year, while studies of veterans found that between 27 and 50 percent did so.

Use of alternative or complementary medicine by the pediatric population of a community hospital. Eymann A, Bellomo MM, Catsicaris C, Wahren C. Servicio de Clínica Pediátrica, Departamento de Pediatría, Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Argentina. Arch Argent Pediatr. 2009 Aug;107(4):321-8

Complementary medicine in the primary care setting: Results of a survey of gender and cultural patterns in Israel. Ben-Arye E, Karkabi S, Shapira C, Schiff E, Lavie O, Keshet Y. Complementary and Traditional Medicine Unit, Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel; Clalit Health Services, Haifa and Western Galilee District, Haifa, Israel. Gend Med. 2009 Jul;6(2):384-97

Who uses complementary and alternative medicine in Israel? Niskar AS, Peled-Leviatan T, Garty-Sandalon N. Israel Ministry of Health, Israel Center for Disease Control, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Nov;13(9):989-95

Characteristics of visitors to homeopaths in a total adult population study in Norway (HUNT 2). Steinsbekk A, Nilsen TV, Rise MB. Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Trondheim, Norway. Homeopathy. 2008 Oct;97(4):178-84.

Trends in the Use of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in Pakistan: A Population-Based Survey. Shaikh SH, Malik F, James H, Abdul H. 1 Drugs Control Division , NIH, Islamabad, Pakistan. J Altern Complement Med. 2009 May 7.

Paediatric homeopathy in Germany: results of the German health interview and examination survey for children and adolescents (KiGGS). Du Y, Knopf H. Department of Epidemiology and Health Reporting, Division of Non-Communicable Disease Epidemiology, Robert Koch Institute, Berlin, Germany. Pharmacoepidemiol Drug Saf. 2009 Feb 23.

Complementary and alternative medicine: attitudes and patterns of use by German physicians in a national survey. Stange R, Amhof R, Moebus S. Charite Universitaetsmedizin Berlin, Berlin. J Altern Complement Med. 2008 Dec;14(10):1255-61.

38% of Adults Use Alternative Medicine.

Values/Beliefs Systems of the Homeopathic Community.

Spirituality and choice of health care practitioner Petry JJ, Finkel R. Integrative Medicine, Westminster, VT, USA J Altern Complement Med. 2004 Dec;10(6):939-45

Users of homeopathy in Norway Steinsbekk A, Fønnebø V. Institutt for samfunnsmedisin, Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet, Medisinsk-teknisk forskningssenter, 7489 Trondheim. Tidsskr Nor Laegeforen. 2004 Aug 12;124(15):1950-1

Patients’ assessments of the effectiveness of homeopathic care in Norway: a prospective observational multicentre outcome study. Steinsbekk A, Lüdtke R. Department of Public Health and General Practice, Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway. Homeopathy. 2005 Jan;94(1):10-6

Changes in patients visiting a homeopathic clinic in Norway from 1994 to 2004 Viksveen P, Steinsbekk A. Stavanger Homeopati Senter, Stavanger, Norway. Homeopathy. 2005 Oct;94(4):222-8

Who uses complementary and alternative medicine in Israel? Niskar AS, Peled-Leviatan T, Garty-Sandalon N. Israel Ministry of Health, Israel Center for Disease Control, Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel. J Altern Complement Med. 2007 Nov;13(9):989-95

Prevalence in the use of complementary medicine among cancer patients in Tuscany, Italy. Johannessen H, von Bornemann Hjelmborg J, Pasquarelli E, Fiorentini G, Di Costanzos F, Miccinesi G. Institute of Public Health, Research Unit Health, Man and Society, University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark. Tumori. 2008 May-Jun;94(3):406-10

The use of complementary alternative medicine (CAM) in 1 001 German adults: results of a population-based telephone survey. Bücker B, Groenewold M, Schoefer Y, Schäfer T. Institute of Social Medicine, Medical University Lübeck, Germany. Gesundheitswesen. 2008 Aug-Sep;70(8-9):e29-36. Epub 2008 Sep 10.

Cuba’s Public Health System Before and After the Introduction of Homeopathy: Patients on Homeopathic vs. Allopathic Treatment. JL Alvarez Pinar del Rio, Cuba

Complementary and alternative medicine use in Irish paediatric patients Low E, Murray DM, O’Mahony O, O’B Hourihane J. Department of Paediatrics, Mercy University Hospital, Cork, Ireland Ir J Med Sci. 2008 Apr 22

Homeopathy and complementary medicine in Tuscany, Italy: integration in the public health system Rossi E, Baccetti S, Firenzuoli F, Belvedere K. Homeopathic Clinic, Campo di Marte Hospital, Local Health District n. 2, Lucca, Italy Homeopathy. 2008 Apr;97(2):70-5

Use of complementary and alternative medicine among the patients in primary health care Cizmesija T, Bergman-Marković B. National Railroad Health Center, University of Zagreb, Zagreb, Croatia Acta Med Croatica. 2008 Feb;62(1):15-22

Setting standards in homeopathic practice–a pre-audit exploring motivation and expectation for patients attending the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital Thompson EA, Dahr J, Susan M, Barron S.Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, Cotham Hill, Bristol, UK Homeopathy. 2007 Oct;96(4):243-6

Patients motives for choosing a physician: comparison between conventional and complementary medicine in Swiss primary care Wapf V, Busato A BMC Complement Altern Med. 2007 Nov 16;7(1):38

A study on acceptability of Indian system of medicine and homeopathy in India: results from the State of West Bengal Yadav RJ, Pandey A, Singh P.National Institute of Medical Statistics, Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi, India Indian J Public Health. 2007 Jan-Mar;51(1):47-9

Conceptions of health, illness and treatment of patients who use homeopathy in Santos, Brazil CM Patriani Justo1, Corresponding Author Contact Information, E-mail The Corresponding Author and Mara H. dé Andrea Gomes1 1Universidade Federal de São Paulo—Escola Paulista de Medicina, Department of Preventive Medicine, 1341, Borges Lagoa Street, 04023-034 São Paulo, Brazil Homeopathy Volume 97, Issue 1, January 2008, Pages 22-27

Trends in use of complementary and alternative medicine by US adults: 1997-2002 Tindle HA, Davis RB, Phillips RS, Eisenberg DM. Division for Research and Education in Complementary and Integrative Medical Therapies, Osher Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Altern Ther Health Med. 2005 Jan-Feb;11(1):42-9

Alternative medicine and the medical profession: views of medical students and general practitioners M.Y. Hasan, M. Das and S. Behjat Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal Volume 6, Issue 1, 2000, Page 25-33

Herbal and other complementary medicine use by Texas midwives Bayles BP. Center for Integrative Health, Department of Family and Community Medicine, The University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX 78229-3900, USA. baylesb@uthscsa.edu J Midwifery Womens Health. 2007 Sep-Oct;52(5):473-8

Setting standards in homeopathic practice-A pre-audit exploring motivation and expectation for patients attending the Bristol Homeopathic Hospital Thompson E, Dahr J, Susan M, Barron S.Bristol Homeopathic Hospital, Cotham Hill, Bristol, UK Homeopathy. 2007 Oct;96(4):243-6

How complementary and alternative medicine practitioners use PubMed Willinsky J, Quint-Rapoport M. Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada. john.willinsky@ubc.ca J Med Internet Res. 2007 Jun 29;9(2):e19

Survey of the use of homeopathic medicine in the UK health system Swayne JM J R Coll Gen Pract. 1989 Dec;39(329):503-6

Homoeopathic and herbal prescribing in general practice in Scotland Ross S, Simpson CR, McLay JS. Department of Medicine and Therapeutics, University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, UK. s.ross@abdn.ac.uk Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2006 Dec;62(6):647-52; discussion 645-6. Epub 2006 Jun 23

A survey of the use of over-the-counter homeopathic medicines purchased in health stores in central Manchester Reid S. seanreid1976@yahoo.com Homeopathy. 2002 Oct;91(4):225-9

Beliefs of students and graduates about the allopathic molecular paradigm F Attena, M Luciano, LF Menna Dip. di Medicina Pubblica Clinica e Preventiva, Facoltà di Medicina, Seconda Università di Napoli, Napoli, Italy Dip. di Patologia e Sanità Animale, Facoltà di Veterinaria, Università Federico II Napoli, Napoli, Italy

Changes in patients visiting a homeopathic clinic in Norway from 1994 to 2004 Viksveen P, Steinsbekk A. Stavanger Homeopati Senter, Stavanger, Norway. homeopat@email.com Homeopathy. 2005 Oct;94(4):222-8

Homeopathy and women’s health care Steinberg D, Beal MW.Women’s Medical Associates of Southern New Hampshire, Nashua 03060, USA J Obstet Gynecol Neonatal Nurs. 2003 Mar-Apr;32(2):207-14

Opinions and self-reported health status of Italians seeking homeopathic treatment Pomposelli R, Andreoni C, Costini G, Dedor B, Mariani I, Castellini M, Tomaioli GM, Tonini E. Gruppo Belladonna Study Group, Via Giacosa 50, Milano, Italy. info@belladonna.it Homeopathy. 2006 Apr;95(2):81-7

Selection of potencies by medical and non-medical homeopaths: a survey Deroukakis M. University of Exeter, Germiston, South Africa. deroukakis_m@yahoo.co.uk Homeopathy. 2002 Jul;91(3):150-5

Exploring General Practitioners’ attitudes to homeopathy in Dumfries and Galloway Hamilton E. Glasgow Homoeopathic Hospital, Glasgow, Scotland, UK. elainechamilton@aol.com Homeopathy. 2003 Oct;92(4):190-4

The perceived efficacy of homeopathy and orthodox medicine: a vignette-based stud Furnham A, Bond C. Department of Psychology, University College London, London, UK. ucjtsaf@ucl.ac.uk Complement Ther Med. 2000 Sep;8(3):193-201

The health beliefs and behaviors of three groups of complementary medicine and a general practice group of patients Furnham A, Vincent C, Wood R. Department of Psychology, University College London, U.K J Altern Complement Med. 1995 Winter;1(4):347-59

A comparison of health beliefs and behaviours of clients of orthodox and complementary medicine Furnham A, Bhagrath R. Department of Psychology, University College London, UK Br J Clin Psychol. 1993 May;32 ( Pt 2):237-46

Utilization of services of homeopathic practitioners among patients in Karachi, Pakistan Qidwai W. Aga Khan University Hospital, Karachi, Pakistan. waris@akunet.org J Ayub Med Coll Abbottabad. 2003 Jul-Sep;15(3):33-5

Homeopathic and primary care doctors: how they see each other and how they see their patients: results of a qualitative investigation Calderón C. Centro de Salud de Gómez de Alza, Donostia-San Sebastián Aten Primaria. 1998 Apr 15;21(6):367-75

How far can complementary and alternative medicine go? The case of chiropractic and homeopathy Kelner M, Wellman B, Welsh S, Boon H. Institute for Human Development Toronto, University of Toronto, Ont., Canada, M5T 3J1. merrijoy.kelner@utoronto.ca Soc Sci Med. 2006 Nov;63(10):2617-27. Epub 2006 Aug 22

Use and acceptance of classical natural and alternative medicine in Germany–findings of a representative population-based survey Härtel U, Volger E. Europäisches Gesundheitszentrum für Naturheilverfahren, Sebastian Kneipp Institut GmbH, Bad Wörishofen, Deutschland haertel@lrz.uni-muenchen.de Forsch Komplementarmed Klass Naturheilkd. 2004 Dec;11(6):327-34

Changes in public awareness of, attitudes to, and use of complementary therapy in North East Scotland: surveys in 1993 and 1999 Emslie MJ, Campbell MK, Walker KA. Grampian Local Health Council, Aberdeen, Scotland, UK Complement Ther Med. 2002 Sep;10(3):148-53