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Editor's Correspondence
June 13, 2005

Medical Costs Associated With Chiropractic Care

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Copyright 2005 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2005

Arch Intern Med. 2005;165(11):1313-1314. doi:10.1001/archinte.165.11.1313

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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