Table 2

Descriptors doctors' sample

Acupuncture

Homoeopathy


Patients seen quarterly*

min = 4/ max = 3000 mean = 1060/ SD = 556

min = 60/ max = 1500 mean = 834/ SD = 428

Time since start of practicing (in years)

min = 1/ max = 39 mean = 8/ SD = 5

min = 3/ max = 35 mean = 13/ SD = 10

Other treatments used

Allopathy

95% yes

88% Yes

Acupuncture/homoeopathy

36% yes

69% yes

Phytomedicine

56% yes

63% yes

Anthroposophical medicine

6% yes

6% yes

Neural therapy

63% yes

50% yes


* doctors may have understood this question as referring to the trial phase, or to their practice size in general

G├╝thlin et al. BMC Public Health 2004 4:6   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-4-6

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