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Alternative medicine coverage in French peoples' complementary health insurance 2019

This statistic represents the breakdown of French people having a specific package in their health insurance intended for alternative medicine care in 2019. It shows that 36 percent of respondents had their alternative medicine expenses covered by their complementary health insurance provider. Moreover, 31 percent of respondents did not know wether or not they had such specific benefits included in their insurance plan.

Alternative medicine, also called complementary or integrative medicine among others, designates therapeutic practices residing outside classical medical science which originated from oriental, ancestral or innovative traditions. Among those alternative medicines, we can for example find acupuncture (from Chinese medicine), Ayurvedic medicine, herbal medicine, osteopathy or homeopathy.

Do you have a specific package in your health insurance dedicated to alternative medicines?*

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Release date

November 2019



Survey time period

October 16-25, 2019

Number of respondents

1,500 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Method of interview

Online survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "Avez-vous un forfait spécifique dans votre complémentaire santé destiné à la prise en charge des soins de médecine douce ?"

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