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Defining Health in a Comprehensive Context: A New Definition of Integrative Health

Despite investments in health care, good health remains elusive for many people. Healthcare systems generally are disease-focused and concentrate resources on treatment modalities that often work well for acute or life-threatening illnesses such as physical trauma or infectious disease, but sometimes are poorly suited to the management of chronic illness. Modifying the healthcare system to recognize the importance of social, behavioral, economic, and environmental determinants of health might better address current population needs. Read more here.