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Legorreta and colleagues1 suggested that open access to chiropractic care could decrease health care expenditures for neuromusculoskeletal disorders because a chiropractor would be used as a substitute for traditional care, not as an add-on. They concluded that access to managed chiropractic care may be clinically beneficial. I believe, however, that this statement should not be made before 2 important questions are satisfactorily answered.
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