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Thursday, October 22, 2009

Chiropractic cost effective? 

Esteemed authors Niteesh Choudhry, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Arnold Milstein, MD, Mercer Health and Benefits, San Francisco, CA, developed this authoritative report which reviews the existing peer reviewed literature and arrives at the following conclusions:

Chiropractic care is widely used with almost half of all patients with persistent back pain seeking out this form of treatment.
Chiropractic care for the treatment "for low back and neck pain is highly cost effective, represents a good value in comparison to medical physician case and to widely accepted cost effectiveness thresholds."
"The addition of chiropractic coverage for the treatment of low back and neck pain...will likely increase value-for-dollar by improving clinical outcomes..."
" …we project that insurance coverage for chiropractic physician care...is likely to drive improved cost effectiveness of US care."
"…our findings support the value of health insurance coverage of chiropractic care for low back and neck pain at average fees currently payable by US commercial insurers."

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