Improving Access, Integration, and Sustainability: A Reflective Overview of the Special Issue on Innovation in Group-Delivered Services
Program for Medical Group Visits, Center for Integrated Primary Care, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Behavioral Medicine | Health Services Administration | Integrative Medicine | Mental and Social Health | Primary Care | Psychiatry and Psychology
The theme of appropriate access of care is a major consideration in all efforts toward health care reform. When one considers the appropriate use of integrative health practices and practitioners, the theme of access has particular resonance. Even in areas such as pain management and cancer treatment where a quality evidence base for their use has accrued, insurers rarely cover. Those who cannot pay cash are typically denied what may be their optimal treatment.
DOI of Published Version
J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Jul;25(7):663-665. doi: 10.1089/acm.2019.29072.pga. Link to article on publisher's site
Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.)
Gardiner, Paula; Chao, Maria; and Burnett, Marena, "Improving Access, Integration, and Sustainability: A Reflective Overview of the Special Issue on Innovation in Group-Delivered Services" (2019). Center for Integrated Primary Care Publications. 106.