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Archived Comments for: Pediatricians' attitudes, experience and referral patterns regarding complementary/alternative medicine: a national survey

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  1. CAM use in a South African perspective

    Neal O'Donnell, Specialist anaesthetic nurse

    18 June 2007

    There is some anecdotal evidence that CAM use is on the increase in South Africa. There is also anecdotal evidence that there persists a strong antipathy to the use by conventional medical practitioners. This particularly so amongst surgeons and anaesthetists. Shawni's survey is interesting in that it demonstrates the potential of a closing of the gap between CAM and conventional medicine, which could have some benfit in the third-world state of health in South Africa. One would hope that more of the evidence will appear in the future.

    Competing interests