The incidence of chronic disease is increasing along with healthcare related costs. The functional medicine model of care provides a unique operating system to reverse illness, promote health, and optimize function.
This model of care demonstrates beneficial and sustainable associations with patient’s health-related quality of life (HRQoL).
A retrospective cohort study was performed to compare 7252 patients aged 18 years or older treated in a functional medicine setting with propensity score (PS)–matched patients in a primary care setting. Sensitivity analyses assessed improvement limited to patients seen at both 6 and 12 months. The study included patients who visited the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine or a Cleveland Clinic family health center between April 1, 2015, and March 1, 2017.
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