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Table 9 How respondents see the future of CAM in medical practice: n (%)

From: Knowledge, attitudes, and practices among health care providers regarding complementary and alternative medicine in Trinidad and Tobago

  Doctors (n = 77) Nurses (n = 172) Pharmacists (n = 30) Others (n = 83)
CM alone 8 (10.4) 6 (3.5) 2 (6.7) 3 (3.6)
CM and CAM at the patient’s discretion 9 (11.7) 40 (23.3) 2 (6.7) 7 (8.4)
CM and CAM at the doctor’s discretion 11 (14.3) 31 (18.0) 8 (26.7) 10 (12.0)
CM and evidence-based CAM as integrative medicine 47 (61.0) 73 (42.4) 16 (53.3) 55 (66.3)
No response 2 (2.6) 22 (12.8) 2 (6.7) 7 (8.4)
  1. CAM complementary and alternative medicine, CM conventional medicine
  2. Data are the number (percentage)