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Table 6 Continuum of conventional to complementary and alternative healthcare (Theme 6)

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

Component Statements Agreement (%) Neutral (%) Disagreement (%) Total (n)
Medical doctors feel comfortable with their patients seeing CAM practitioners. 8 27 65 78
Pharmacists are knowledgeable about both conventional and CAM medicines. 18 17 65 77
CAM practitioners are sufficiently trained to recognise when CAM are not enough and conventional medicine needs to be used. 80 11 9 79
There is no need for my CAM practitioners and conventional practitioners to communicate, since the treatments they provide are different. 18 10 72 81