Statistics on CAM Costs
2007 National Health Interview Survey
According to statistics released in July 2009 from a nationwide government survey, U.S. adults spent $33.9 billion out-of-pocket on visits to complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) practitioners and purchases of CAM products, classes, and materials.
- Learn More in the Press Release (07/30/2009)
- Cost of Complementary and Alternative Medicine in the United States
- Download the Full Cost Data Report (16 pages, 200KB PDF)
The report's citation is Nahin, RL, Barnes PM, Stussman BJ, and Bloom B. Costs of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) and Frequency of Visits to CAM Practitioners: United States, 2007. National health statistics reports; no 18. Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. 2009.
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- NIH Audio File
Dr. Briggs speaks about the CAM cost data results.
- NCCAM Image Gallery
Download photos of CAM practices.