The low risk and high return of integrative health services

Healthc Financ Manage. 2015 Nov;69(11):114-20.


Supplemental treatments and practices such as yoga, acupuncture, guided imagery, and meditation can benefit not only patients in their recovery but also hospitals and health systems financially and operationally. Benefits include: > Savings in sedation costs for patients who use guided imagery during procedures > Increased revenue due to measurably increased patient satisfaction > Decreased length of stay.

MeSH terms

  • Cost Savings*
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Delivery of Health Care / economics*
  • Holistic Health / economics*
  • United States