Integrated medicine in US hospitals

EUROCAM reported the following in its 2014 report on the Situation of Integrated Healthcare in the US:

“Integrated Healthcare is a relatively new term that emphasizes the combination of CAM and biomedicine (conventional medicine). It emphasises a collaborative approach to patient care among practitioners of different disciplines, and the practice of conventional, complementary, and alternative healthcare that is evidence-based. In the USA this amalgamation of CAM and conventional medicine is known as Integrative Medicine. In the USA the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM)224 includes 57 highly esteemed academic medical centres (amounting to 20% of all US academic medical centres). Among them are Harvard Medical School, Yale University, Stanford University, Mayo Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, etc.” (225)