Are Consumers Reshaping Hospitals? Complementary and Alternative Medicine in U.S. Hospitals, 1999-2003
All types of acute care hospitals across the U.S. are becoming increasingly involved in offering CAM services.
Dec 31, 2005
Health care practices that are not part of the traditional Western health care system—from acupuncture, yoga, and Tai Chi to vitamin supplements and medical marijuana—are typically labeled complementary or alternative medicines by the mainstream. RAND conducts evidence-based research on alternative approaches to illness prevention and treatment as well as studies aimed at understanding the place of complementary and alternative medicines within the health care system.