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Titolo:
Characteristics of patients at a Complementary Medicine Clinic in Beer Sheva: Summary of the first two years of operation
Autore:
Soffer, T; Press, Y; Peleg, A; Friger, M; Ganel, U; Peleg, R;
Indirizzi:
Ben Gurion Univ Negev, Div Hlth Community, Dept Family Med, Fac Hlth Sci, IL-84105 Beer Sheva, Israel Ben Gurion Univ Negev Beer Sheva Israel IL-84105 4105 Beer Sheva, Israel Ben Gurion Univ Negev, Div Hlth Community, Dept Hlth Syst Management, Fac Hlth Sci, IL-84105 Beer Sheva, Israel Ben Gurion Univ Negev Beer Sheva Israel IL-84105 4105 Beer Sheva, Israel Ben Gurion Univ Negev, Div Hlth Community, Unit Hlth Promot & Dis Prevent,Fac Hlth Sci, IL-84105 Beer Sheva, Israel Ben Gurion Univ Negev Beer Sheva Israel IL-84105 4105 Beer Sheva, Israel Clalit Hlth Serv, Beer Sheva, Israel Clalit Hlth Serv Beer Sheva IsraelClalit Hlth Serv, Beer Sheva, Israel
Titolo Testata:
ISRAEL MEDICAL ASSOCIATION JOURNAL
fascicolo: 8, volume: 3, anno: 2001,
pagine: 584 - 588
SICI:
1565-1088(200108)3:8<584:COPAAC>2.0.ZU;2-I
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE; UNITED-STATES; HEALTH-CARE; PREVALENCE;
Keywords:
complementary medicine; Israel; treatment; diagnosis; healthcare services;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
12
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Peleg, R Ben Gurion Univ Negev, Div Hlth Community, Dept Family Med, Fac Hlth Sci, POB 653, IL-84105 Beer Sheva, Israel Ben Gurion Univ Negev POB 653Beer Sheva Israel IL-84105 Israel
Citazione:
T. Soffer et al., "Characteristics of patients at a Complementary Medicine Clinic in Beer Sheva: Summary of the first two years of operation", ISR MED ASS, 3(8), 2001, pp. 584-588

Abstract

Background: "Complementary medicine" incorporates several methods of treatment, all of which aim to promote the health and quality of life of the patent. Public interest and demand for complementary medicine services have increased in recent years in Israel, as they have throughout the western world. Objective: To characterize patients attending the Complementary Medicine Clinic in southern Israel at the completion of its first 2 years of operation. Methods: Data for 398 patients selected at random from 4,400 patents treated in the clinic were collected retroactively from the patients' charts. Results: Of those who visited the clinic, 68% were women with an average age of 49 years. Patients attending the clinic had higher rates of hypertension (20%), diabetes (6%) and heart disease (7%) than the general populationof patients insured at the Clalit Health Services in the southern region. In addition to musculoskeletal problems (47%), the other most common complaint was emotional problems (13%) such as tension and anxiety. Acupuncture and Shiatsu were the most commonly used types of treatment (61%). Homeopathywas used by 7%. Among patents with musculoskeletal problems, there were significantly more men than women (P=0.02), the mean age was higher (P=0.07),and more of them were referred by friends or family (P = 0.06) than those with other problems. Conclusions: Characterizing patents attending a complementary medicine clinic is imporant for the planning of marketing and resource management, and can assist primary care physicians in decisions regarding the referral of patents to this type of healthcare.

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