Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine / 2012 / Article / Tab 4

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 4

Reasons not to prescribe Kampo drugs (plural answers).

Total
( )
Internal medicine
( )
Pediatrics
( )
Psychiatry
( )
OB/GYN
( )
Surgery
( )
Orthopdic
( )
Others
( )

Difficult to use50 (44.2%)10 (38.5%)7 (46.7%)3 (37.5%)1 (25.0%)5 (45.5%)4 (26.7%)20 (58.8%)
Short of clinical evidences45 (39.8%)10 (38.5%)7 (46.7%)2 (25.0%)0 (0%)5 (45.5%)7 (46.7%)14 (41.2%)
Not enough effectiveness37 (32.7%)13 (53.8%)3 (20.0%)2 (25.0%)0 (0%)3 (27.3%)6 (40.0%)9 (26.5%)
Patient’s unpreferance24 (21.2%)3 (11.5%)8 (53.3%)2 (25.0%)1 (25.0%)4 (36.4%)0 (0%)2 (5.9%)
Only Western medicine is satisfactory24 (21.2%)10 (38.5%)1 (6.7%)2 (25.0%)2 (50.0%)4 (36.4%)3 (20.0%)2 (5.9%)
Others13 (11.5%)3 (11.5%)3 (20.0%)1 (12.5%)0 (0%)1 (9.1%)1 (6.7%)4 (11.8%)