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Used/saw practitioner for second of top CAM therapies because: medical treatments were too expensive

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For sample adults aged 18 and over and sample children aged 4-17 who reported using at least two top complementary or alternative medicine (CAM) therapies, USMEDCOST2 reports if the person used the second CAM therapy because medical treatments were too expensive. USMEDCOST2 can be paired with CAMTHER2, which reports the corresponding CAM therapy that was used because medical treatments were too expensive.

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  • : Sample adults age 18+ and children aged 4-17 who have used the second of the top three CAM therapies and used some type of conventional treatment for a specific condition.


  • 2012