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J Occup Environ Med. 2012 Aug;54(8):917-21. doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31825a3507.

Value of chiropractic services at an on-site health center.

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Cerner Healthe Clinic, Kansas City, MO 64117, USA. curt.krause@healthe.cerner.com

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

Chiropractic care offered at an on-site health center could reduce the economic and clinical burden of musculoskeletal conditions.

METHODS:

A retrospective claims analysis and clinical evaluation were performed to assess the influence of on-site chiropractic services on health care utilization and outcomes.

RESULTS:

Patients treated off-site were significantly more likely to have physical therapy (P < 0.0001) and outpatient visits (P < 0.0001). In addition, the average total number of health care visits, radiology procedures, and musculoskeletal medication use per patient with each event were significantly higher for the off-site group (all P < 0.0001). Last, headache, neck pain, and low back pain-functional status improved significantly (all P < 0.0001).

CONCLUSIONS:

These results suggest that chiropractic services offered at on-site health centers may promote lower utilization of certain health care services, while improving musculoskeletal function.

PMID:
22814652
DOI:
10.1097/JOM.0b013e31825a3507
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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