Integrative medicine: bringing medicine back to its roots.

  title={Integrative medicine: bringing medicine back to its roots.},
  author={Ralph Snyderman and Andrew T. Weil},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  volume={162 4},
The chassis is broken, and the wheels are coming off." This is a sad but accurate view of the American health care system that is shared by many physicians, nurses, hospital administrators, insurers, and payors and, most importantly, by the public. Even the prestigious Institute of Medicine has recently recognized serious dysfunctions in health care delivery.' Ironically, just when decades of biomedical research are beginning to pay miraculous dividends, public confidence in the medical… Expand
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