Here is an overview of a study conducted by Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Illinois. The study was over 7 years and was conducted to see what, if any, results chiropractic care has when used as a primary or first choice option by patients.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Chiropractic Study
Unrefuted and Verifiable Results
Starting in 1999, and stemming over a 7-year period of time, a major Illinois HMO participated in a bold study where chiropractors would serve as primary care physicians in its network. The results are not only verifiable they remain unrefuted to this day.
Here is an exact quote
“Results: Clinical and cost utilization based on 70,274 member-months over 7-year period demonstrated;
- Decreases of 60.2% in-hospital admissions,
- 59% less hospital days,
- 62% less outpatient surgeries and procedures, and
- 85% less pharmaceutical cost when compared with conventional medicine IPA performance for the same health maintenance organization product in the same geography and time frame”
The results of his study surprised even those who conducted it.
“I have always believed that the overutilization of pharmaceuticals and surgery, and the underutilization of more natural healing techniques, such as chiropractic, has been the cause of great suffering. Yet, I had no idea that magnitude of both clinical improvements and cost effectiveness would approach 50% in both cases”
“DCs and Diagnosis”- Keith Pendleton
Clinical Utilization and Cost Outcomes from Integrative Medicine Independent Physician Association: An Additional 3-year Update” Richard L. Sarnat, MD, JMPT
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