Chiropractic & Astounding Cost Savings

Chiropractic & Astounding Cost Savings

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Chiropractic & Astounding Cost Savings

In an independent practice association (IPA) that permitted patients to select a doctor of chiropractic as their primary care physician, clinical and cost utilization based on 70,274 member-months over a seven-year period demonstrated decreases of 60.2 percent in hospital admissions, 59 percent hospital days, 62 percent outpatient surgeries and procedures. There was an astounding 85 percent decrease in pharmaceutical costs when compared with conventional medicine.


Reference:

Sarnat RL, Winterstein J, Cambron JA. Clinical utilization and cost outcomes from an integrative medicine independent physician association: an additional 3 year update. JMPT, 2007;30(4):263-9.
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Created: May 22 2010 at 10:42:10 PM
Updated: May 22 2010 at 10:42:10 PM
Category: Medicine
Language: English

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