8 reasons for GPs to grill patients about alternative therapies
Parents are using alternative practitioners as a parallel health service for their children without telling their GP, research shows.
A survey of 149 parents across Australia revealed high use of alternative products without the knowledge of the doctor.
Conducted via the website Bubhub, the survey revealed that in the previous year:
- Three out of four children have been taken to an alternative practitioner and 69% had been given alternative products;
- Alternative practitioners consulted included naturopath/herbalist (30%), chiropractor (18%), osteopath (15%),