Alternative medicine, worker health, and absenteeism in the United States.

@article{Rybczynski2017AlternativeMW,
  title={Alternative medicine, worker health, and absenteeism in the United States.},
  author={Kate Rybczynski},
  journal={Complementary therapies in medicine},
  year={2017},
  volume={32},
  pages={
          116-128
        }
}
Health related absenteeism costs an estimated $153 billion annually in the United States (Witters and Agrawal, 2011).1 Chronic conditions (major contributors to absenteeism) are often successfully managed by Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM). As CAM becomes an increasingly visible component of healthcare, firms may wish to consider whether CAM therapies can help reduce illness-related absenteeism. This paper aims to extend the literature on healthcare utilization and absenteeism by… CONTINUE READING
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