Integrative Care: What's in it for our employees and company?
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.
Millennials value a whole-person approach to wellness. Employers who offer personalized programs that address biological, behavioral, social, and environmental concerns are likely to appeal to this generation. This may be further enhanced when the offerings are app-based.
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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