Are Consumers Reshaping Hospitals?

Complementary and Alternative Medicine in U.S. Hospitals, 1999-2003

Published in: Health Care Management Review, v. 31, no. 2, Apr./June 2006, p. 109-118

Posted on RAND.org on December 31, 2005

by Jan P. Clement, Hsueh-Fen Chen, Darrell Burke, Dolores G. Clement, James Zazzali

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All types of acute care hospitals across the U.S. are becoming increasingly involved in offering CAM services. Hospitals appear to be responding to consumer demand, CAM specific market forces, and their organizational missions but not to regulatory mandates.

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