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Lessons learned from cases of rib fractures after manual therapy: a case series to increase patient safety

May 14, 2020

Objective: To identify commonalities among cases of rib fractures after spinal manipulative therapy (SMT); discuss chiropractors’ case management perspectives; and propose strategies for prevention and/or management of future cases. Methods: Semi-structured interviews were conducted with chiropractors who identified cases of rib fractures after SMT at a chiropractic institution’s teaching clinics. Patient characteristics, incident characteristics, and

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SafetyNET Community-based patient safety initiatives: development and application of a Patient Safety and Quality Improvement Survey

December 20, 2018

Objectives: To: 1) develop/adapt and validate an instrument to measure patient safety attitudes and opinions of community-based spinal manipulative therapy (SMT) providers; 2) implement the instrument; and 3) compare results among healthcare professions. Methods: A review of the literature and content validation were used for the survey development. Community-based chiropractors and physiotherapists in 4 Canadian

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