Point of View
November 1998

Alternative and Complementary TherapiesAn Agenda for Otolaryngology

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of South Florida, Tampa.


Copyright 1998 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.1998

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1998;124(11):1199-1200. doi:10.1001/archotol.124.11.1199

Over the past decade, there has been an emergence of interest in complementary and alternative medicine among many Western nations. It has been estimated that about 30% to 40% of Americans use various alternative therapies for many illnesses.1,2 A similar prevalence has been reported in the United Kingdom.3 One estimate of the financial impact is that more than $13 billion is spent annually on complementary and alternative techniques in the United States alone.4

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview