OBJECTIVE: To document the frequency of conversations about alternative medicine during primary care consultations for back pain in diverse settings. DESIGN: "Exit interview" type patient survey. SETTINGS: General practices in Seattle, Washington; rural Israel; and Birmingham, England. PATIENTS: A convenience sample of 218 adults completing a doctor visit for back pain. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Frequencies of doctor-patient discussions of alternative medicine. RESULTS: Alternative medicine was ...Expand abstract
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Doctor-patient discussions of alternative medicine for back pain.
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