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Table 5 Overview of CAM information sources for all patients (n = 854)

From: Complementary medicine in Germany: a multi-centre cross-sectional survey on the usage by and the needs of patients hospitalized in university medical centers

Information source Percentage of positive responses (n)
General practitioner 47% (404)
Medical specialists 25% (214)
Clinicians 16% (136)
Pharmacists 16% (135)
Non-medical practitioners 13% (113)
Nurses 7% (56)
Internet 46% (393)
Brochures 29% (251)
Books 22% (187)
Magazines 21% (178)
Conferences 3% (29)
Friends and family 23% (200)
Self-help group 7% (56)