Implementing the Quadruple Aim: A Sustainable National Health Strategy

The Quadruple Aim is a national health strategy, it consists of: readiness, population health, experience of care and lower per capita costs. With this in mind, in 2011 the DHB suggested to DoD that complementary and integrative medicine consultancies be created to improve overall quality of care and outcomes. Eastern medicine by itself is a whole medical system, a holistic model that fits perfectly w/ an interdisciplinary biopsychosocial/integrative paradigm. It facilitates prevention, lifestyle/dietary change, corrective exercise, resiliency, and patient empowerment. This holistic perspective is especially helpful in providing care to a highly complex population, and may also de-stigmatize seeking treatment. This proposal illustrates a way to implement this strategy.

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