Table 2

Therapy regimen according to consultation type, physician specialization, patient age, gender, and diagnosis

Total

Only CAM treatment

CAM and conventional treatment combined

Only conventional treatment


N

n

%

n

%

n

%


Total

12314

3758

30.5

1858

15.1

6698

54.4


Consultation type

First

1845

664

36.0

139

7.5

1042

56.5

Follow-up

10469

3094

29.6

1719

16.4

5656

54.0


Physician specialization


GP

7956

2376

29.9

1161

14.6

4419

55.5

Internal medicine

2527

972

38.5

427

16.9

1128

44.6

Other

1831

410

22.4

270

14.7

1151

62.9


Age (y)


60-74

7320

2648

36.2

1134

15.5

3538

48.3

75-79

1762

409

23.2

239

13.6

1114

63.2

> 80

3232

701

21.7

485

15.0

2046

63.3


Sex


male

3567

901

25.3

513

14.4

2153

60.4

female

8747

2857

32.7

1345

15.4

4545

52.0


Diagnosis [ICD-10]


Diseases of the circulatory system [I00-I99]

2835

563

19.9

424

15.0

1848

65.2


Neoplasms [C00-D48]

1380

856

62.0

137

9.9

387

28.0


Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue [M00-M99]

1211

443

36.6

206

17.0

562

46.4


Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases [E00-E90]

1103

148

13.4

141

12.8

814

73.8


Diseases of the nervous system [G00-G99]

1058

189

17.9

119

11.2

750

70.9


Mental and behavioural disorders [F00-F99]

901

260

28.9

126

14.0

515

57.2


Diseases of the digestive system [K00-K93]

763

220

28.8

147

19.3

396

51.9


Diseases of the respiratory system [J00-J99]

745

308

41.3

155

20.8

282

37.9


Symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings [R00-R99]

695

215

30.9

133

19.1

347

49.9


Diseases of the genitourinary system [N00-N99]

386

124

32.1

50

13.0

212

54.9


Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue [L00-L99]

376

136

36.2

67

17.8

173

46.0


Injury, poisoning, and certain other consequences of external causes [S00-T98]

263

80

30.4

35

13.3

148

56.3


Certain infectious and parasitic diseases [A00-B99]

260

71

27.3

62

23.8

127

48.8


Diseases of the eye and adnexa [H00-H59]

103

50

48.5

19

18.4

34

33.0


Other n < 100

235

95

40.4

37

15.7

103

43.8


Jeschke et al. BMC Geriatrics 2010 10:48   doi:10.1186/1471-2318-10-48

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