“Perverse Incentives” and the Triple Aim: Overcoming the Troubled Path to Economic Integration for Integrative Medicine and Health

@article{Weeks2015PerverseIA,
  title={“Perverse Incentives” and the Triple Aim: Overcoming the Troubled Path to Economic Integration for Integrative Medicine and Health},
  author={John Weeks},
  journal={Global Advances in Health and Medicine},
  year={2015},
  volume={4},
  pages={7 - 9}
}
  • J. Weeks
  • Published 1 March 2015
  • Medicine
  • Global Advances in Health and Medicine
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