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dc.creatorEisenberg, David M.en
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-05T19:03:18Zen
dc.date.available2015-05-05T19:03:18Zen
dc.date.created1997-07-01en
dc.date.issued1997-07-01en
dc.identifier10.7326/0003-4819-127-1-199707010-00010en
dc.identifier.bibliographicCitationAnnals of Internal Medicine. 1997 Jul 1; 127(1): 61-69.en
dc.identifier.issn0003-4819en
dc.identifier.urihttp://worldcatlibraries.org/registry/gateway?version=1.0&url_ver=Z39.88-2004&rft_val_fmt=info:ofi/fmt:kev:mtx:journal&atitle=Advising+Patients+Who+Seek+Alternative+Medical+Therapies&title=Annals+of+Internal+Medicine.++&volume=127&issue=1&pages=61-69&date=1997&au=Eisenberg,+David+M.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://dx.doi.org/10.7326/0003-4819-127-1-199707010-00010en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10822/754505en
dc.description.abstractAlternative medical therapies, such as chiropractic, acupuncture, homeopathy, and herbal remedies, are in great public demand. Some managed care organizations now offer these therapies as an "expanded benefit." Because the safety and efficacy of these practices remain largely unknown, advising patients who use or seek alternative treatments presents a professional challenge. A step-by-step strategy is proposed whereby conventionally trained medical providers and their patients can proactively discuss the use or avoidance of alternative therapies. This strategy involves a formal discussion of patients' preferences and expectations, the maintenance of symptom diaries, and follow-up visits to monitor for potentially harmful situations. In the absence of professional medical and legal guidelines, the proposed management plan emphasizes patient safety, the need for documentation in the patient record, and the importance of shared decision making.en
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dc.sourceBRL:MEDKIE/97339916en
dc.subjectAlternative Therapiesen
dc.subjectCommunicationen
dc.subjectCompetenceen
dc.subjectCounselingen
dc.subjectConsultationen
dc.subjectDecision Makingen
dc.subjectDissenten
dc.subjectEvaluationen
dc.subjectGuidelinesen
dc.subjectHealthen
dc.subjectHealth Insuranceen
dc.subjectHealth Insurance Reimbursementen
dc.subjectHealth Personnelen
dc.subjectInsuranceen
dc.subjectMedical Recordsen
dc.subjectManaged Careen
dc.subjectOrganizationsen
dc.subjectPatient Careen
dc.subjectPatientsen
dc.subjectPhysician Patient Relationshipen
dc.subjectPhysiciansen
dc.subjectProfessional Competenceen
dc.subjectRecordsen
dc.subjectReferral and Consultationen
dc.subjectToxicityen
dc.subjectTreatment Refusalen
dc.titleAdvising Patients Who Seek Alternative Medical Therapiesen
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