Could 'functional medicine' put hospitals out of business?

The Cleveland Clinic is aggressively pursuing so-called functional medicine, which would focus more on how patients take care of themselves and would rely less on surgical procedures and other care that is provided inside a hospital. Its Center for Functional Medicine opened in late September, and will provide patients with life coaching, tips on changing their diet and other ways to improve the physiological functioning of patients' bodies. Mark Hyman, M.D., who leads the effort, said angioplasties could be cut in half and the hospital's admissions would decline dramatically. >> Read the full FierceHealthcare article

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