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Chiropractic Cost-Effectiveness At Your Fingertips

By |June 26, 2011|Cost-Effectiveness, Research|

Chiropractic Cost-Effectiveness At Your Fingertips

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SOURCE:   Virginia Chiropractic Association

The Path to Change in the US Healthcare System:
Chiropractic Cost-Effectiveness

The following is a collection of studies relating to the cost effectiveness and efficacy associated with chiropractic care and the procedures that doctors of chiropractic provide. The American Chiropractic Association, The International Chiropractic Association, The Congress of State Associations, and the Association of Chiropractic Colleges appreciate the opportunity to provide these materials for your review.

All These Articles And More Are Available On Our:
The Cost-Effectiveness of Chiropractic Page

BACKGROUND STUDIES: (Regarding Medical Management)

Prognosis in Patients With Recent Onset Low Back Pain in Australian Primary Care: Inception cohort study
British Medical Journal 2008 (Jul 7); 337: a171 ~ FULL TEXT

This study contradicts Clinical Practice Guidelines that suggest that recovery from an episode of recent onset low back pain is usually rapid and complete.   Their findings with 973 consecutive primary care patients was that recovery was slow for most patients, and almost 1/3 of patients did not recover within after one year, while following standard medical management. This study was designed to determine the one year prognosis of patients with low back pain. 973 patients with low back pain that had lasted less than 2 weeks completed a baseline questionnaire. Patients were reassessed through a phone interview at six weeks, three months and 12 months. The study found that the prognosis claimed in clinical guidelines was more favorable than the actual prognosis for the patients in the study.