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Complementary and Alternative Medicine Among Veterans and Military Personnel: A Synthesis of Population Surveys

Davis, Margot T.; Mulvaney-Day, Norah; Larson, Mary Jo; Hoover, Ronald; Mauch, Danna


December 23, 2014
Recent reports reinforce the widespread interest in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), not only among military personnel with combat-related disorders, but also among providers who are pressed to respond to patient demand for these therapies. However, an understanding of utilization of CAM therapies in this population is lacking.

The goals of this study are to synthesize the content of self-report population surveys with information on use of CAM in military and veteran populations, assess gaps in knowledge, and suggest ways to address current limitations.
Focus Areas
North America