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Table 2 Overview of hospital CAM programs

From: Integrating complementary and alternative medicine into mainstream healthcare services: the perspectives of health service managers

Hospital H1 H2
Type of service Adjunct to medical treatment; specific chronic disease Adjunct to medical cancer treatment
Funding of CAM program/Practitioners Grants and industry support Charity status; reliant on donations
Referrals: in-house/external Self-referred; In-house: nurses, physio, doctors Self-referred; In-house: nurses, physiotherapists, doctors
Longevity of CAM program Three years Nine years
HSM: duration in position Three years Nine years
HSM: Professional background Dual-trained: CAM & allied medical Psychology & allied medical