Prevalence of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by physicians in the UK : a systematic review of surveys

Source:
Royal College of Physicians of London - RCP
Publisher:
Royal College of Physicians (RCP)
Publication date:
01 December 2012

Abstract

Posadzki P, Alotaibi A, Ernst E. (2012) Prevalence of use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) by physicians in the UK: A systematic review of surveys. Clinical medicine 12: 505-512

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