“Perverse Incentives” and the Triple Aim: Overcoming the Troubled Path to Economic Integration for Integrative Medicine and Health

John Weeks

John Weeks

Integrator Blog News and Reports (www.theintegratorblog.com) and now his Global Integrator Blog are go-to sources on breaking developments in policy, business, academics, and interprofessional activity.

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Integrator Blog News and Reports (www.theintegratorblog.com) and now his Global Integrator Blog are go-to sources on breaking developments in policy, business, academics, and interprofessional activity.
Keywords: Integrative health and medicine, economics, Affordable Care Act, accountable care organizations, patient-centered medical homes

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