Complementary Alternative and Integrative Medicine

Current Challenges for Outcomes Measurement

Published in: Outcomes Measurement in the Human Services, 2nd Edition: Cross-Cutting Issues and Methods in the Era of Health Reform / Magnabosco, Jennifer L. and Manderscheid, Ronald W., Eds. (Washington, DC : NASW Press, Dec. 2011), Chapter 11, p. 163-178

Posted on RAND.org on December 01, 2011

by Ian D. Coulter, Raheleh Khorsan

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Complementary alternative medicine (CAM) and integrative medicine (IM) represent non-traditional approaches to health care practice that have become increasingly popular in the United States and throughout the world. This book chapter examines the challenges presented by CAM and IM for to outcome measurement and explores how various approaches, such as systems analysis, can be adapted and applied to measuring outcomes from CAM and IM practice.

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