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Table 1 Characteristics of participating general practitioners (n = 20)

From: On the edges of medicine – a qualitative study on the function of complementary, alternative, and non-specific therapies in handling therapeutically indeterminate situations

Female gender 8
Age group
 41 to 50 years 10
 51 to 60 years 5
 61 to 70 years 5
Practice location
 City or suburb 4
 Town 10
 Village 6
Specialized as GP since more than 10 years 14
Practice owner or joint partner 18
At least one CAM qualification 9
 Acupuncture 6
 Naturopathy 5
 Homeopathy 5
 Chirotherapy 2
Additional qualification emergency medicine 8