Patient Outcomes at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

Patient Outcomes at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine

The 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 six visits to a Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine provider, costs decreased. Self-reported outcomes data (PROMIS-10 scores) show improvements as well.
After treating more than 4,200 patients, the Center for Functional Medicine has amassed a set of patient outcomes data. Using a range of metrics, outcome data has been collected for individual patients as well as across diagnoses:

  • Patient Activation Measures (PAM). PAM scores assess the patient’s willingness and readiness to act upon treatment recommendations.
  • PROMIS-10 data. PROMIS scores are a validated tool for tracking patient reported outcome measures.
  • VR12 assessment. Associated with Quality Adjusted Life Years (QALY).
The findings are remarkable. When comparing data from the Center for Functional Medicine and Family Medicine, the data reveals that Functional Medicine patients show greater clinical improvements. Costs also decrease for patients.

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In the following video, Patrick Hanaway, MD, Director of Research at the Cleveland Clinic Center for Functional Medicine, describes the results:



This video was originally presented at the Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI) and is used with permission.

Stay tuned for further updates about the exciting developments at the Center for Functional Medicine. Evidence for the effectiveness of Functional Medicine continues to grow.