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March 08, 2009

Use of CAM at Hospitals Continues Increase, Driven by Patient Demand

A study commissioned by the American Hospital Association last fall, with data provided by over 6,400 hospitals, shows that 37% of hospitals offer one or more Complimentary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) therapies. This is an increase from 26.5 % reported in 2005.

Also, "According to the survey, 84 percent of hospitals indicated patient demand as the primary rationale in offering CAM services and 67 percent of survey respondents stated clinical effectiveness as their top reason."

Press Release: AHA CAM Report September 15, 2008

Posted by mpence at March 8, 2009 10:17 PM