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Cost-Effectiveness Revisited

By |June 14, 2010|Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, News|

Cost-Effectiveness Revisited

The Chiro.Org Blog

SOURCE:   The Chiropractic Report

David Chapman-Smith, LL.B (Hons)

As the United States faces the prospect of major reform to its healthcare system a dramatic new expert study from leading US health economists from Mercer Health and Benefits, and Harvard University analyses chiropractic management of back and neck pain and reports:

  • “Almost half of US patients with persistent back pain” seek chiropractic care.
  • “Low-back and neck pain are extremely common conditions that consume large amounts of healthcare resources”.
  • Effectiveness: chiropractic care is more effective than other modalities for treating low-back and neck pain”.
  • Cost-effectiveness: when considering effectiveness and cost together, chiropractic physician care for low-back and neck pain is highly cost-effective, and represents a good value in comparison to medical physician care and to widely accepted cost-effectiveness thresholds”. (more…)