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Hospitals are making room for alternative therapies
Los Angeles Times

As hospitals elbow one another to attract patients, increasingly they’re hoping to tap into Americans’ interest in — and willingness to spend money on — complementary and alternative therapies such as acupuncture and massage.

According to a recent survey by the American Hospital Assn. and the Samueli Institute, a nonprofit research group focusing on complementary medicine, 42% of the 714 hospitals that responded offered at least one such therapy in 2010; five years earlier, only 27% of hospitals offered such treatments.