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Complementary alternative health care in Israel and the western world
© Borkan; licensee BioMed Central Ltd. 2012
- Received: 16 November 2011
- Accepted: 20 February 2012
- Published: 20 February 2012
Complementary alternative health care presents fascinating challenges and opportunities for health policy and research - from issues of definition to training and licensing, to insurance reimbursement and evidence regarding clinical efficacy and outcomes. Complementary alternative health care is utilized by a substantial proportion of the population both now and likely in the future and requires serious health policy consideration.
This is a commentary on http://www.ijhpr.org/content/1/1/7/.
- Health Policy
- Standard Care
- Insurance Reimbursement
- Party Insurance
- Chiropractic Manipulation
Jeffrey Borkan, MD, PhD is Professor and Chair of the Department of Family Medicine at the Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He is active in health policy and health policy research, now in the US (currently the Chair of the US Council for Academic Family Medicine - CAFM), and previously in Israel.
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