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2019 Mar

J Altern Complement Med



Whole Systems Within Whole Systems: The Oregon Health Plan’s Expansion of Services for Back and Neck Pain.


Eaves ER, Hsu CW, Debar LL, Livingston CJ, Ocker LE, McDonald SJ, Dillon-Sumner L, Ritenbaugh C
J Altern Complement Med. 2019 Mar; 25(S1):S61-S68.
PMID: 30870022.


The authors employ a Whole Systems framework to explore implementation of new guidelines for back and neck pain in Oregon's Medicaid system. Whole Systems research is useful for understanding the relationship between complementary and integrative health care (CIH) and conventional health care systems in real-world clinical and practice settings.