An indication of current views of Australian general practitioners towards chiropractic and osteopathy: a cross-sectional study.

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Chiropractic & manual therapies, ISSN: 2045-709X, Vol: 24, Issue: 1, Page: 37

Publication Year:
2016
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http://works.bepress.com/sandra_grace/66; https://epubs.scu.edu.au/hahs_pubs/2349
PMID:
27822360
DOI:
10.1186/s12998-016-0119-6
PMCID:
PMC5088656
Author(s):
Engel, Roger M; Beirman, Robyn; Grace, Sandra
Publisher(s):
Springer Nature
Tags:
Health Professions; Medicine; Chiropractic osteopathy; general practitioners; complementary medicine; 110400; Medicine and Health Sciences
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While the role of complementary medicine therapies such as chiropractic and osteopathy is yet to be clearly delineated in the Australian context, demand for these services remains high. The attitudes of general practitioners towards chiropractors and osteopaths may have played a part in producing this outcome. However, this view is based on data that were more than 10 years old. Current anecdotal evidence suggests that the previous level of support may be declining in sections of the Australian medical profession. An assessment of the current views of general practitioners towards chiropractors and osteopaths is called for. The results being reported here represent the first stage of this assessment.