Functional Medicine Outcomes

Patient Outcomes at Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Patrick Hanaway, MD, director of research at Center for Functional Medicine, describes the results of 4,200 patient health measures before and after treatment using the Functional Medicine clinical model. This video was originally presented at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI) Thought Leaders Consortium in October 2016, and is used with their permission.

Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine opened in 2014. Since then, it has expanded twice to accommodate more patients, and the wait list at the start of 2017 was still 3,000 patients.

After treating more than 4,200 patients, Center for Functional Medicine has collected data on individual patients and diagnoses based on the following metrics:

  • Patient Activation Measures (PAM) assess the patient’s willingness and readiness to act upon treatment recommendations. Learn More
  • PROMIS-10 scores are a validated tool for tracking patient reported outcome measures. Learn More
  • VR12 assessment, which is associated with Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY). Learn More
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After six visits to a Center for Functional Medicine provider, the healthcare costs to patients decreased and self-reported outcomes improved.

The findings are remarkable. When comparing data from patients treated with conventional care at Cleveland Clinic, patients treated at Center for Functional Medicine experience greater clinical improvements and lower healthcare costs.

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