Application to Public Health

  • Heather Mullins-Owens
Part of the SpringerBriefs in Public Health book series (BRIEFSPUBLIC)


This chapter will discuss how integrative health services and holistic approaches to health can improve overall patient health and health systems outcomes. This will include discussions of improvements in preventative care, chronic disease management, increasing health care costs, and improving system efficiency. The chapter will conclude with a discussion of end of life care and the recent trend of Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment.


Chronic disease Integrative medicine Integrative health Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Chronic care model Chronic illness Preventive care Health spending End of life Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment POLST 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heather Mullins-Owens
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  1. 1.HERO Network LLCIndianapolisUSA

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