MANIPULATING THE PATIENT A COMPARISON OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF PHYSICIAN AND CHIROPRACTOR CARE

Robert L. Kane, Donna Olsen, Craig Leymaster, F. Ross Woolley, F. David Fisher

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Abstract

Patients identified through Workmen's Compensation records as having been treated for back or spinal problems by a chiropractor (122) or a physician (110) were interviewed to determine their functional status before and after the accident and their satisfaction with the care received. In terms of both the patients' perception of improvement in functional status and patient satisfaction, the chiropractors appear to have been as effective with the patients they treated as were the physicians. The two groups of patients were not significantly different with regard to age, sex, race, education, marital status, income, hypochondria, or attitudes about the medical profession in general.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1333-1336
Number of pages4
JournalThe Lancet
Volume303
Issue number7870
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 29 1974

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