Coming Soon To A Hospital Near You
Nope, it's not George Clooney!
Expect to see acupuncture in your local hospital very soon. Revised pain management assessment and standards by The Joint Commission require accredited hospitals to provide non-pharmacologic pain treatment modalities - such as acupuncture - as an accreditation standard.
The new standard, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2018, is a clear recognition not only of the dangers of opioids and other pain medications, but also the value of conservative / nondrug care.
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