Researchers analyzed Medicare claims for chiropractic physicians in 2008 and found:
• Average regional supply of chiropractic physicians was 21.5 per 100,000 adult capita
• 7.6 percent of Medicare beneficiaries used chiropractic care
• Chiropractic supply and use were positively correlated
• Low back and cervical spine problems were strongly associated with chiropractic use
• Increased chiropractic supply was not associated with increased chiropractic utilization intensity
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5 Statistics on Chiropractic Use for Medicare PatientsWritten by Laura Miller | September 18, 2012
A study recently published in Spine shows that the supply and utilization of chiropractors among the older adult population could be connected.
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