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Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 426360, 8 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/426360
Research Article

Integrating Traditional Chinese Medicine Services in Community Health Centers: Insights into Utilization Patterns in the Pearl River Region of China

1Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
2School of Public Health, Guangzhou Medical University, Guangzhou, China

Received 12 October 2012; Accepted 15 January 2013

Academic Editor: A. K. S. Rawat

Copyright © 2013 Vincent C. H. Chung et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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