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J Manipulative Physiol Ther. 2007 Nov-Dec;30(9):718-28.

Chiropractors as safety net providers: first report of findings and methods from a US survey of chiropractors.

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Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research, Davenport, Iava. monica.smith@palmer.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

This study evaluates the actual or potential contribution of the chiropractic profession in meeting US healthcare workforce needs.

METHODS:

The authors performed a descriptive cross-sectional mail survey of US chiropractors in 2002 to 2003.

RESULTS:

The amount of charity care provided by chiropractors closely approximates that of medical physicians; on a weekly basis, approximately 2 weekly hours of chiropractic care are provided for free, and 4 weekly hours are provided at a reduced fee.

CONCLUSION:

Chiropractors serve a vital, though often overlooked, role in the US health care safety net.

PMID:
18082744
DOI:
10.1016/j.jmpt.2007.11.001
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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