Table 1

Details of respondents and their pharmacies
Respondent Years since graduation Pharmacy type Size of pharmacy CM business*
Group 1 (<20 times/week)
1.1 10 Banner Small
1.2 4 Banner Small
1.3 2 Independent Small
Group 2 (20–50 times/week)
2.1 3 Banner Large
2.2 32 Independent Small
2.3 3 Banner Medium
2.4 7 Banner Large
2.5 7 Banner Small
Group 3 (>50 times/week)
3.1 36 Independent Small
3.2 4 Banner Small
3.3 32 Banner Large
3.4 14 Banner Large

Group 1 respondents recommended CMs <20 times per week, Group 2 respondents 20–50 times per week, and Group 3 respondents >50 times per week.

Banner pharmacies are independently owned but operate under the same marketing banner.

* Based on annual purchases of products from Blackmores Ltd. Small: <$30,000 Medium: $30,000 - $60,000 Large: >$60,000.

Culverhouse and Wohlmuth

Culverhouse and Wohlmuth BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:183   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-183

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