Three quarters of US medical students agree that CAM and Western medicine should be integrated

In 2011, a CAM report on US hospitals – Complementary and Alternative Medicine Survey of Hospitals – stated that Western society is moving towards a new concept of patient care that is in line with integrative medicine:

“CAM appears to be gaining more popularity and interest by the new generation of physicians who are influenced by the growing consumer interest. Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, and the University of California, San Diego, measured medical students’ attitudes and beliefs about CAM and found that three-quarters of them felt conventional Western medicine would benefit by integrating more CAM therapies and ideas.” (214)