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Table 4 Treatment outcome of last outpatient visit (N = 37,852)

From: Utilization of complementary and traditional medicine practitioners among middle-aged and older adults in India: results of a national survey in 2017–2018

Variable Biomedical practitioner AYUSH practitioner Traditional healer
% % %
Outcome of most recent visit to the health care provider
 Got much better 11.8 14.6 13.6
 Got better 73.3 71.0 69.3
 Had no change 14.2 13.9 16.8
 Got worse 0.5 0.3 0.2
 Got much worse 0.1 0.1 0.1
Satisfaction with health care received during last outpatient visit
 Very satisfied 13.9 17.6 12.4
 Satisfied 72.4 71.1 66.9
 Neither satisfied nor dissatisfied 12.3 10.6 19.1
 Dissatisfied 1.3 0.5 1.5
 Very dissatisfied 0.1 0.2 0.1
 No expenditure on health care providers fees in last out-patient visit 35.5 35.4 62.6
 Mean expenditure on health care providers fees in last out-patient visit (Rs) M = 227 (SD = 586) M = 150 (SD = 385) M = 152 (SD = 317)