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Complementary and Integrative Health

Compendium on Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies and Chiropractic Care at the VA


by Hannah Gelman, PhD ; Stephanie Taylor, PhD, MPH ; Steven Zeliadt, PhD
Seminar date: 1/21/2021

Description: Abstract: As a part of VA’s Whole Health System transformation, there has been a large-scale expansion of complementary and integrative health (CIH) therapies as part of standard medical care. The Data Nexus project of the VA Complementary and Integrative Health Evaluation Center (CIHEC) QUERI Partnered Evaluation Center was funded to conduct an analysis in partnership with the VA Office of Patient Centered Care & Cultural Transformation in 2020 of data from VA electronic medical records and community care claims to examine Veterans’ use of nine CIH therapies and chiropractic care from FY17-FY19. This Compendium on Use of Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies and Chiropractic Care at the VA: Part I reports on the results of those analyses, showing Veterans’ use of these therapies over the past three years and the demographic and health characteristics of those Veterans. Target Audience: VA researchers interested in conducting CIH therapy/Whole Health research and clinicians delivering CIH/Whole Health therapies.

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