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The Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic

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Chiropractic services have been included in a spectrum of managed care programs since the early 90s. Because of their focus on cost savings, retrospective analyses are made periodically to compare the costs of management across the spectrum of providers.

The Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic Page contains most of these studies going back to the early 1990s. The most current study demonstrated decreases of 60.2% in hospital admissions, 59.0% less hospital days spent, 62.0% less in outpatient surgeries and procedures, and 83% less pharmaceutical costs, when patients were seen by chiropractors rather than conventional medical IPA providers. WOW! It’s hard to argue with those kinds of statistics.

You will find this page of great interest.

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About the Author:

I was introduced to Chiro.Org in early 1996, where my friend Joe Garolis helped me learn HTML, the "mark-up language" for websites. We have been fortunate that journals like JMPT have given us permission to reproduce some early important articles in Full-Text format. Maintaining the Org website has been, and remains, my favorite hobby.


  1. stevev May 21, 2009 at 9:38 am

    And yet the push is to limit or even eliminate alternative and complimentary medicine from health care reform! What’s up with that??? $$$$$ Perhaps?

  2. Frank May 21, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    CAM has NEVER been taken seriously, although the NIH does pay lip service by providing miniscule funding for research.

    Tony Rosner, PhD sums it up beautifully when he stated:

    “Even more remarkable is the efficiency of chiropractic research. When compared to the NIH budget of nearly $20 billion, the $10 million investment in federal funds is substantially less than a tenth of 1 percent, which makes it less than a rounding error.

    Put another way, as a couple of wags have offered in the past, the federal government must believe in alternative medicine, because it has given chiropractic researchers homeopathic doses of money with which to work.”

    Thanks to Dr. Anthony Rosner’s wonderful sense of humor! Please review his complete presentation to the Institute of Medicine.

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