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Future Research and Good Care Characteristics
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Wednesday, November 29, 2017 08:02 AM

Clearly, there is a gap in care service that appears to be related to the proper triage of persons with pain.  The access of these persons to the appropriate level of multidisciplinary care at the soonest opportunity should drive future research. Such research should focus on exploring, creating and testing pain care service approaches and methods, to determine those that fulfill the criteria of modern evidence-based practice.  The idea, of course, is to create a sustainable, comprehensive service with sufficient incentive and reward for the participating workforce. 

The principles to create such outcomes include:

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What Is Chiropractic? Here's YOUR Chance for Input
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Tuesday, November 28, 2017 07:16 AM

The journal Chiropractic and Manual Therapies is calling for a thematic series to help define chiropractic better to stakeholders inside and outside the profession under the theme What is Chiropractic?  They note that while in some jurisdictions chiropractic is fully integrated in public and insurance funded health care systems, in others it is outside and considered as complementary or alternative health care. 

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Acupuncture Considerations
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Monday, November 27, 2017 05:51 PM

There is an ongoing confusion regarding acupuncture in healthcare. To some, acupuncture is an ancient therapeutic treatment that has been in widespread use since the stone age and is available for all to use.  To others it is the bedrock of an oriental medical system every bit as jealous of its “turf” as the occidental (western) medicine system is of its professionals.    

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The Cost of the Opioid Crisis: $95 Billion in 2016
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Monday, November 27, 2017 07:29 AM

The benefits of putting an end to the opioid crisis exceeded $95 billion in 2016 underscoring the importance of swift investment in evidence-based interventions.

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Victims of Cancer Doctor Could Receive $4.1M
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Saturday, November 25, 2017 05:56 PM

An expert is recommending approval of $4.1 million in claims, including $2 million in funeral costs, filed by victims of a Detroit-area doctor who committed fraud by putting hundreds of patients through needless cancer treatments.  The medical doctor is serving a 45-year prison sentence for fraud, money laundering and conspiracy. He admitted putting patients through grueling chemotherapy — even when they didn’t have cancer. Attorneys said 81% of 741 claims are fully or partly eligible for restitution.

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