Cancer patients frequently utilize integrative and complementary approaches. Indeed, patients are paying as much as $34 billion a year out-of-pocket for such approaches in the United States. This review discusses whether such therapies are ever cost-effective, provides some data on how much money individual patients appear to be spending, and suggests general guidelines on how healthcare providers may want to broach such issues with cancer patients.
- Integrative medicine
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Complementary and alternative medicine