Table 5

The Kampo medicines prescribed by the physicians
Kampo medicine All physicians (n = 200) Palliative care teams (n = 149) PCUs (n = 46) p-value
frequency % frequency % frequency %
Daikenchuto 140 70.0 109 73.2 29 63.0 0.124
Goshajinkigan 100 50.0 89 59.7 11 23.9 0.000
Rikkunshito 97 48.5 82 55.0 15 32.6 0.001
Shakuyakukanzoto 96 48.0 76 51.0 20 43.5 0.069
Hochuekkito 90 45.0 76 51.0 13 28.3 0.011
Juzentaihoto 84 42.0 73 49.0 11 23.9 0.001
Yokukansan 61 30.5 45 30.2 16 34.8 0.253
Hangeshashinto 54 27.0 51 34.2 3 6.5 0.000
Others 24 12.0 20 13.4 4 8.7 0.457

Multiple answers allowed, p-value based on Chi-square test.

Iwase et al.

Iwase et al. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine 2012 12:222   doi:10.1186/1472-6882-12-222

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