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Systems for classifying the acceptability of clinical treatment methods

July 31, 2014

The increasingly frequent demands for standards of quality of care have prompted a variety of systems for classifying the acceptability of various clinical methods for particular health problems. However, these systems have employed terms which characterize clinical methods along multiple, frequently orthogonal dimensions; unfortunately, the distinctiveness of these dimensions is often obscured. To aid in

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Why are chiropractors being sued

July 31, 2014

Chiropractors are being sued for the same reasons that other health professionals are. The most common reasons are the result of a treatment complication and a failure in communication. Factors that may prevent an eventual law suit include; good communication skills, listening to the patient, availability of the doctor, politeness and compassion, punctuality, respect for

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Standard of care

July 31, 2014

Standard of Care applies to all conduct of all persons in all realms of activity. It is concerned with the acceptable activity of a practitioner in providing care for a patient. Failure to adhere to a minimum standard renders the practitioner liable for malpractice and negligence. Standards are affected by two factors, those within the

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Legislation – quality improvement – the regulatory process

July 31, 2014

Legislation governing the health professions has traditionally been drafted with differing regulations and provisions in statute for each profession. This legislation has often been the consequence of seniority or political lobbying, resulting in a disjointed regulatory system, where many professions performed similar procedures. Growing health care awareness by consumers has prompted a greater accountability by

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Quality assurance: standards of care and ethical practice

July 31, 2014

In the past, standards of care in chiropractic were based upon the bias, empiricism and little if any scientific work by the author. This was due, in part, to history which fostered the belief that all that was needed was anecdotal testimony and in part to the isolation of chiropractic colleges from main stream science.

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