From the *Center for Alternative Medicine Research and Education, Division of General Medicine and Primary Care, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Department of Medicine, Boston,
and the †Department of Health Care Policy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts.
This project was supported by National Institutes of Health grant U24 AR43441, Bethesda, MD; the John E. Fetzer Institute, Kalamazoo, MI; the American Society of Actuaries, Schaumburg, IL; the Friends of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Kenneth J. Germeshausen Foundation, Boston, MA; and the J.E. and Z.B. Butler Foundation, New York, NY. Dr. Wolsko was supported by an Institutional National Research Service Award for Training in Alternative Medicine Research (T32 AT00051), National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; Dr. Phillips was supported by a Mid-Career Investigator Award (K24 AT00589) from the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD.
Acknowledgment date: January 7, 2002.
First revision date: April 5, 2002. Second revision date: June 10, 2002.
Acceptance date: June 17, 2002.
The manuscript submitted does not contain information about medical device(s)/drug(s).
Federal, foundation, and professional organization funds were received in support of this work. No benefits in any form have been or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this manuscript.
Address correspondence to Peter M. Wolsko, MD, MPH, Harvard Osher Institute, 22A Landmark Center 2-West, 401 Park Drive, Boston, MA 02215; E-Mail: [email protected]