The Use of Complementary Therapies in Radiation Therapy Departments Throughout Australia (Survey)
Introduction: While both radiation therapy patient use of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) and the oncologist’s perspective of CAM have been surveyed in Australia and reported in the literature, actual radiation therapy department practice and endorsement of CAM is yet to be reported. This investigation aimed to provide an overview of current practice and adoption of CAM in radiation therapy departments across Australia. Methodology: This investigation was a survey of current department endorsed CAM practice in all 45 radiation therapy centres in Australia. The study design employed a self administered questionnaire, ensuring participant anonymity.