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Hospital-based integrative medicine [electronic resource] : a case study of the barriers and factors facilitating the creation of a center / Ian D. Coulter ... [et al.].

Contributor(s): Coulter, Ian D, 1945- | Rand Corporation | National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (U.S.).
Material type: TextTextSeries: Rand Corporation monograph series: Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : RAND, 2008Description: 1 online resource (xix, 171 p.) : ill.ISBN: 9780833048196 (electronic bk.); 0833048198 (electronic bk.); 9780833045591 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0833045598 (pbk. : alk. paper).Report number: MG-591-NCCAMSubject(s): Integrative medicine | Hospitals -- United States -- Planning -- Case studies | Hospital Administration -- United States | Complementary Therapies -- United States | Delivery of Health Care, Integrated -- United States | Hospital Planning -- United States | Organizational Case Studies -- United States | MEDICAL -- Health PolicyGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Hospital-based integrative medicine.DDC classification: 362.11068 Online resources: EBSCOhost Summary: This study tracks the establishment of a single hospital-based integrative medicine center. Although some factors clearly worked in favor of the center, the hospital had few models to guide it and no experience in creating such a clinic. Thus, it made many decisions in the areas of administration, finance, and legal issues that created barriers to the center's success, and the center was ultimately closed.
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"Supported by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine."

"MG-591-NCCAM"--P. [4] of cover.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-171).

This study tracks the establishment of a single hospital-based integrative medicine center. Although some factors clearly worked in favor of the center, the hospital had few models to guide it and no experience in creating such a clinic. Thus, it made many decisions in the areas of administration, finance, and legal issues that created barriers to the center's success, and the center was ultimately closed.

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