Value of Chiropractic Services at an On-Site Health Center
A ChiroSecure Research Update
Chiropractic care offered at an on-site health center could reduce the economic and clinical burden of musculoskeletal conditions.
A retrospective claims analysis and clinical evaluation were performed to assess the influence of on-site chiropractic services on health care utilization and outcomes.
Patients treated off-site were significantly more likely to have physical therapy (P < 0.0001) and outpatient visits (P < 0.0001). In addition, the average total number of health care visits, radiology procedures, and musculoskeletal medication use per patient with each event were significantly higher for the off-site group (all P < 0.0001). Last, headache, neck pain, and low back pain–functional status improved significantly (all P < 0.0001).
These results suggest that chiropractic services offered at on-site health centers may promote lower utilization of certain health care services, while improving musculoskeletal function.
Krause, Curt A. DC; Kaspin, Lisa PhD; Gorman, Kathleen M. MPH; Miller, Ross M. MD, MPH Value of Chiropractic Services at an On-Site Health Center, Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine: August 2012 – Volume 54 – Issue 8 – p 917-921 doi: 10.1097/JOM.0b013e31825a3507. https://journals.lww.com/joem/Abstract/2012/08000/