DISCUSSION PAPER: EVIDENCE BASED PRACTICE AND CHIROPRACTIC

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Published Dec 16, 2016
Phillip Ebrall

Abstract

Objective: To present an objective interpretation of the literature reporting evidence based medicine or practice and to raise discussion points based on those findings which, if explored, may advance the chiropractic profession in both its academic and clinical activities. Data Sources and Synthesis: The indexed literature and URLs identified by on-line searching. A contextual narrative identifies specific points that may be worthy of formal discussion, either by individual authors preparing papers for publication, or by symposia. Conclusion: Evidence based medicine is thought by some to have had its day. The concept of best practice seems embedded within chiropractic education. Whether they appreciate it or not, most chiropractors practice a rich form of evidence based practice into which they inject their experience as a chiropractor and the characteristics including preferences of the patient. (Chiropr J Australia 2016;44:308-319)
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Keywords

Evidence-Based Medicine, Chiropractic, Medical Education

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