Ealth Care Setting: Alternative Medicine

** This will be the second of two papers order to be completed by the same writer. Writer for first paper 9119 ****

Alternative medicine is any practice that is put forward as having the healing effects of medicine but is not based on evidence gathered using the scientific method. Examples of alternative medicine include homeopathy, naturopathy, chiropractic, energy medicine and acupuncture.

Paper must include the following sections:

1. Overview This section will include a general description of the health services setting and its history.

2. Analysis of the health services setting This section will include an analysis of the health services setting including:

a? Who are the primary customers?
a? Who are the primary owners (i.e., governmental, public, private)?
a? What the common organizational structures (i.e. free standing, governmental, hospital affiliated)?
a? What is the primary source of financing (i.e. Medicaid/Medicare, private insurance, other government)?
a? Who are the primary care givers and how is the care team structured?
a? How does this setting interface with other settings in the health care delivery system?

3. Challenges and Opportunities This section will include a discussion of at least three significant challenges and opportunities related to this setting.