Research Says: Alternative Healthcare More Effective, Less Expensive

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Why Did They Do It?
The researchers had an idea that primary care providers that specialized in a non-pharma and non-surgical approach primarily and also used alternative medical techniques would have superior outcomes when compared to primary care providers that only used traditional, conventional medical approaches. 

How Did They Do It?

Claims and randomized patient surveys were poured over for the patient case outcomes, how cost-effective it was, and the patient satisfaction following completion when compared to traditional treatment. This was done by an integrative medicine independent provider association (IPA) that contracted with National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)-accredited HMO in Chicago.

What Did They Find?

  • Analyzed outcomes on 21,743 member months for a 4-year period
  • Demonstrated 43% less admissions into the hospital per 1000
  • Demonstrated 58.4% less days in the hospital per 1000
  • Demonstrated 43.2% surgeries per 1000
  • Demonstrated 51.8% reduction in pharmaceutical costs

Their Final Opinion

The healthcare practitioner using alternative therapies appears to have a significantly improved case outcome and cost-of-care reduction than those using traditional medical options alone.

Just another reason to call a chiropractor TODAY!

Research and clinical experience shows that, in about 80%-90% of headaches, neck, and back pain, in comparison to the traditional medical model, patients get good or excellent results with Chiropractic . Chiropractic care is safe, more cost-effective, it decreases your chances of having surgery, and it reduces your chances of becoming disabled.  We do this conservatively and non-surgically. In addition, we can do it with minimal time requirements and minimal hassle on the part of the patient. And, if the patient develops a “preventative” mindset going forward from initial recovery, we can likely keep it that way while raising your general, overall level of health!  

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Till next time……

The Amarillo Chiropractor Blog is written by Dr. Jeff Williams.

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