Concern over hospitals' lack of CAM control

Only a third of doctors document complementary medicine use in cancer patients, shows a survey of 262 Australian hospitals

A "concerning" number of hospitals have no policy on complementary medicine practitioners or use by patients, despite the widespread use of alternative therapies, researchers say. 

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They've called on hospitals to update or review their policies after their survey found a "substantial proportion" had no policies regarding complementary practitioners or patient use. 

Yet 60% of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy report using complementary medicines, say the team of