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Table 4 Empirical beliefs about efficacy (Theme 4)

From: Consumers' experiences and values in conventional and alternative medicine paradigms: a problem detection study (PDS)

Component Statements Agreement (%) Neutral (%) Disagreement (%) Total (n)
Being informed about the treatment is not important if the treatment is working for me. 15 9 76 81
CAM medicines are effective because they have been used for hundreds of years. 58 26 16 76
The Australian Government only allows sale of CAM medicines that have been shown to be effective. 24 35 41 71