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Table 2 Therapy regimen according to consultation type, physician specialization, patient age, gender, and diagnosis

From: Pharmacotherapy of elderly patients in everyday anthroposophic medical practice: a prospective, multicenter observational study

  Total Only CAM treatment CAM and conventional treatment combined Only conventional treatment
  N n % n % n %
Total 12314 3758 30.5 1858 15.1 6698 54.4
Consultation type        
   First 1845 664 36.0 139 7.5 1042 56.5
   Follow-up 10469 3094 29.6 1719 16.4 5656 54.0
Physician specialization        
   GP 7956 2376 29.9 1161 14.6 4419 55.5
   Internal medicine 2527 972 38.5 427 16.9 1128 44.6
   Other 1831 410 22.4 270 14.7 1151 62.9
Age (y)        
   60-74 7320 2648 36.2 1134 15.5 3538 48.3
   75-79 1762 409 23.2 239 13.6 1114 63.2
   > 80 3232 701 21.7 485 15.0 2046 63.3
Sex        
   male 3567 901 25.3 513 14.4 2153 60.4
   female 8747 2857 32.7 1345 15.4 4545 52.0
Diagnosis [ICD-10]        
   Diseases of the circulatory system [I00-I99] 2835 563 19.9 424 15.0 1848 65.2
   Neoplasms [C00-D48] 1380 856 62.0 137 9.9 387 28.0
   Diseases of the musculoskeletal system and connective tissue [M00-M99] 1211 443 36.6 206 17.0 562 46.4
   Endocrine, nutritional, and metabolic diseases [E00-E90] 1103 148 13.4 141 12.8 814 73.8
   Diseases of the nervous system [G00-G99] 1058 189 17.9 119 11.2 750 70.9
   Mental and behavioural disorders [F00-F99] 901 260 28.9 126 14.0 515 57.2
   Diseases of the digestive system [K00-K93] 763 220 28.8 147 19.3 396 51.9
   Diseases of the respiratory system [J00-J99] 745 308 41.3 155 20.8 282 37.9
   Symptoms, signs, and abnormal clinical and laboratory findings [R00-R99] 695 215 30.9 133 19.1 347 49.9
   Diseases of the genitourinary system [N00-N99] 386 124 32.1 50 13.0 212 54.9
   Diseases of the skin and subcutaneous tissue [L00-L99] 376 136 36.2 67 17.8 173 46.0
   Injury, poisoning, and certain other consequences of external causes [S00-T98] 263 80 30.4 35 13.3 148 56.3
   Certain infectious and parasitic diseases [A00-B99] 260 71 27.3 62 23.8 127 48.8
   Diseases of the eye and adnexa [H00-H59] 103 50 48.5 19 18.4 34 33.0
   Other n < 100 235 95 40.4 37 15.7 103 43.8