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Table 3 Health care professionals’ prevention and treatment practices in hospitals

From: Perceptions of traditional Chinese medicine for chronic disease care and prevention: a cross-sectional study of Chinese hospital-based health care professionals

Items N (%)
Requirements for implementation
 Completely needed 137 (40.9)
 Basically needed 142 (42.4)
 Uncertain 45 (13.4)
 Basically not needed 9 (2.7)
 Completely not needed 2 (0.6)
Incorporates elements of TCM
 Yes 227 (67.8)
 No 31 (9.3)
 Uncertain 77 (23.0)
Aspects for enhancement
 Bolster TCM training 251 (74.9)
 Vigorously promote the role of TCM in chronic disease care and prevention 249 (74.3)
 Enrich the content of TCM services 224 (66.9)
 Increase the amount of TCM equipment 194 (57.9)
 Increase TCM prevention and health care personnel 179 (53.4)
 Lower fees 88 (26.3)
 Improve service attitudes 80 (23.9)
 Others 10 (3.0)