Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 3

Review Article

Usage and Attitudes of Physicians in Japan Concerning Traditional Japanese Medicine (Kampo Medicine): A Descriptive Evaluation of a Representative Questionnaire-Based Survey

Table 3

Information and reason to have started Kampo treatment (plural answers).

Information resource ( )
 Medical representatives261 (45.7%)
 Recommendation from other doctors252 (44.1%)
 Issues or articles of medical journal201 (35.2%)
 Academic meetings185 (32.4%)
 Request from patients176 (30.8%)
 Seminar by pharmaceutical company123 (21.5%)
 Hospital seminar50 (8.8%)
 Internet43 (7.5%)
 Others16 (2.8%)
Incentive
 More effective than Western medicine324 (56.4%)
 Request from patients253 (44.3%)
 Evidence reported in academic meeting192 (33.6%)
 Limitation of Western medicine181 (31.7%)
 Comprehensive therapy in Kampo91 (15.9%)
 Medical cost reduction11 (1.9%)
 Others28 (4.9%)