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1 © 2006 Is Chiropractic Evidence Based? Adrian B. Wenban, BAppSc, MMedSc Private Practice JMPT 2003;26:1E-9E.
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Evidence-based © 2006 2 Introduction Editorials in a number of major medical journals have considered chiropractic to be part of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) They also contend that CAMs, and therefore chiropractic, by definition, are not evidence based
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Evidence-based © 2006 3 Introduction cont. On the other hand, a recently published review article concluded that there was an increase in the number of CAM clinical trials published in mainstream medical journals over the last 30 years Indicates an increasing level of original CAM research activity (and chiropractic) and a trend toward an evidence-based approach
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Evidence-based © 2006 4 Quotes suggesting that CAM is not evidence based Applying evidence-based medicine to CM, which includes such therapies as acupuncture, chiropractic, hypnosis and herbal medicines, seems contradictory. CM is often defined as techniques for which no evidence of benefit exists What most sets alternative medicine apart. .., is that it has not been scientifically tested
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Evidence-based © 2006 5 Quotes cont. One might still ask why so many people pay for unproved CM when they can have scientifically backed medicine at no extra expense Most alternative medicine has not been tested scientifically
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Evidence-based © 2006 6 Quotes cont. Opponents of alternative medicine argue that the field is filled with crackpots who deceive and defraud patients and wreak havoc by resorting to unscientific treatments Most unconventional therapies are not evidence based The efficacy and safety of CM are grossly under researched
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Evidence-based © 2006 7 Introduction cont. The author of this current article pointed out that the extent to which the day-to-day care delivered in chiropractic practice is based on evidence has not been quantified
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Evidence-based © 2006 8 Study Objectives To determine: 1. The proportion of care delivered in a chiropractic practice that is based on
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This note was uploaded on 01/07/2012 for the course PHPR 1212 taught by Professor Young during the Summer '11 term at Palmer Chiropractic.

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