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Table 1 Definitions of conventional, complementary, alternative and integrative medicine/therapy presented in this study

From: Knowledge about complementary, alternative and integrative medicine (CAM) among registered health care providers in Swedish surgical care: a national survey among university hospitals

Conventional medicine/therapy Care given by public hospitals, district health care centres or home nursing
Alternative medicine/therapy Treatments given instead of conventional medicine/therapies
Complementary medicine/therapy Treatments given parallel with conventional medicine/therapies, but without dialogue between the two caregivers
Integrative medicine/therapy Treatments given in collaboration and dialog between conventional medicine/therapies and alternative- and complementary medicine/therapies