WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy: 2002-2005
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Table des matières
Afficher le documentAcknowledgements
Afficher le documentAcronyms, abbreviations and WHO Regions
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuKey points: WHO Traditional Medicine Strategy 2002 - 2005
Fermer ce répertoireChapter One: Global review
Afficher le document1.1 What is traditional medicine? Towards a working definition
Afficher le document1.2 Broad use and appeal
Afficher le document1.3 Expenditure
Afficher le document1.4 Accounting for use and increasing interest
Afficher le document1.5 Responding to the popularity of TM/CAM
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Two: Challenges
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Three: The current role of WHO
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Four: International and national resources for traditional medicine
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuChapter Five: Strategy and plan of action 2002 - 2005
Afficher le documentAnnex One: List of WHO Collaborating Centres for Traditional Medicine
Ouvrir ce répertoire et afficher son contenuAnnex Two: Selected WHO publications and documents on traditional medicine
Afficher le documentReferences
Afficher le documentBack Cover

1.3 Expenditure

Reports on total national expenditure on TM/CAM are scarce. Information on national out-of-pocket expenditure for self-treatment with TM/CAM is even more scant. But some figures are available and, with TM/CAM gaining in use worldwide, public and private expenditure is clearly on the increase. In Malaysia, an estimated US$ 500 million is spent annually on TM/CAM, compared to about US$ 300 million on allopathic medicine.6 In the USA, total 1997 out-of-pocket CAM expenditure was estimated at US$ 2700 million, which was comparable to the projected 1997 out-of-pocket expenditure for all physician services.13 In the United Kingdom, annual CAM expenditure is estimated at US$ 2300 million respectively.16 In Canada, it is estimated that a total of US$ 2400 million was spent in 1997 - 1997 on CAM.8

The world market for herbal medicines based on traditional knowledge is now estimated at US$ 60 thousand million.17 In the USA, herbal sales increased by 101% in mainstream markets between May 1996 and May 1998. The most popular herbal products include ginseng, Ginkgo biloba, garlic, Echinacea spp. and St. John's wort (Table 4).18

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