Doctors and Nurses Use CAM More than the Public
Three of every four US healthcare workers use CAM for prevention. MDs and RNs used CAM services more than their assistants. Thirty eight percent of the US uses CAM services such as supplements, meditation, chiropractic, Pilates, Ayurveda, and Chinese medicine. The reasons healthcare workers used CAM was for back, neck, and joint pain.
Yet only 1.5% of total medical expenditures account for CAM services. Om 2007, 38 million adults made about 350 million visits to CAM practitioners at a cost of $12 billion.