Complementary medicines can improve consumer health and reduce costs new report

Specific complementary medicines can contribute to improved health and reduced consumer healthcare costs for Australians, according to a new study by economic research firm Frost and Sullivan.   The study, ‘Targeted Use of Complementary Medicines: Potential Health Outcomes and Cost Savings in Australia,’ which was commissioned by the Australian Self Medication Industry (ASMI), concluded that health outcomes are improved and consumers’ out-of-pocket costs associated with medical events are potentially reduced, when specific complementary medicines are used by high-risk target populations.1

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