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Integrative Care: What's in it for our employees and company?

Written by Beth Holloway, RN, M.Ed

What is Integrative Care?

Integrative healthcare puts the individual at the center of care, addressing their physical, mental, emotional, functional, spiritual, social, and even community needs. Treatments focus on a person’s specific problems, but they also consider their overall health and wellbeing. 

In a cost utility analysis, evidence-based integrative healthcare not only benefits the individual, it also yields results:

  • Reducing up to 23 doctors appointments per year

  • Treating back pain 4 times faster than conventional care

  • Saving 12 working days per year

  • Lowering pharmaceutical costs by at least 85% (analyzed in claims/patient data)

Employees Prefer Integrative Approaches

Increasingly, employees are seeking out integrative approaches to health and wellness. This is particularly true among younger employees. 

According to Welltok, almost 9 out of 10 millennials would be more loyal to their healthcare providers if they addressed their total health the way integrative medicine does. In fact, 8 out of 10 expected greater healthcare delivery personalization.

Cost Savings with Integrative Healthcare

When compared with the conventional approach, integrative healthcare also leads to tangible cost savings. One study found that integrative care for chronic pain could save employers up to $11,000 per employee per year in productivity and direct medical and pharmaceutical costs.

Goodpath Offers Integrative Telemedicine Programs for Common Conditions

Find out more about how Goodpath’s integrative health programs can benefit your organization. Get in touch with us at www.goodpath.com.

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