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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
3091.0: Monday, December 12, 2005 - 11:00 AM

Abstract #119325

Evidence-based health care in chiropractic practice

Richard Branson, DC, Institute for Athletic Medicine, Fairview Health Systems, 1440 Duckwood Drive, Eagan, MN 55122, 651-688-7857, rbranso1@fairview.org

Evidenced-Based Health Care (EBHC) is the rationale behind all healthcare research. Changing the behavior of the caregiver to use EBHC can provide challenges. I have attempted to incorporate EBHC within the chiropractic profession as a consultant for chiropractic related businesses, as the director of a chiropractic department within a hospital-based care system and as a practicing chiropractor. I will describe the methods of EBHC integration, reaction of the providers, barriers experienced with implementation, how to measure the effects of integrating EBHC and plans for future expansion.

Learning Objectives:

  • At the conclusion of this session, the participant will be able to

    Keywords: Chiropractic, Evidence Based Practice

    Presenting author's disclosure statement:

    I wish to disclose that I have NO financial interests or other relationship with the manufactures of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services or commercial supporters.

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    Implementing Evidence-Based Health Care within the Chiropractic Profession

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