PubMed: JMPT, The Association Between Use of Chiropractic Care and Costs of Care Among Older Medicare Patients With Chronic Low Back Pain and Multiple Comorbidities.
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Source:Journal of manipulative and physiological therapeutics (J Manipulative Physiol Ther), volume 39, issue 2, 2016, ISSN: 1532-6586
Publication Country:United States
Publication Type:Journal Article, Observational Study, Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Keywords:Chiropractic, Manipulation, Medicare, Propensity Score, Retrospective Studies
MeSH Terms:Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Chronic Pain (economics, psychology, therapy); Comorbidity; Female; Health Expenditures (statistics & numerical data); Humans; Low Back Pain (economics, psychology, therapy); Male; Manipulation, Chiropractic (economics); Medicare (economics); Propensity Score; Retrospective Studies; United States Title
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to determine whether use of chiropractic manipulative treatment (CMT) was associated with lower healthcare costs among multiply–comorbid Medicare beneficiaries with an episode of chronic low back pain (cLBP).