Says Consumers Want and Appreciate Chiropractic
In a report
released on January 10, 2000 from the development firm Sorelli B of Illinois
comes the results of a survey that shows the public wants chiropractic
and considers it a necessary part of health care coverage. Over 400 random
adults from all over the US participated in the survey. Here are some
of the results.
Over 46% said
that they strongly agree that, "chiropractic benefits should become
core benefits in my health plan." Only 33% of those who had visited
a chiropractor in the year before the survey had those visits covered
by insurance. Interestingly enough, slightly more people, 36% were willing
to pay more than $20 for a visit to a chiropractor while only 32% were
willing to pay that amount to see an MD. In addition, 64% were willing
to increase their monthly insurance premium to include chiropractic care
in their policy.
with chiropractic care was also surveyed. The results were equally impressive.
Of those surveyed 37% agreed strongly that, "spending money on chiropractic
today saves me money tomorrow." When compared to medicine, chiropractic
did well in the consumers eyes. A full 14% of respondents reported that
their condition was the same or got worse after going to the MD, while
only 2% said they were no better or worse following the chiropractic visit.
Amazingly, 93% expressed that they had a positive outcome after chiropractic
care compared with 81% for medical care. But probably the best measure
was that aside from having a positive outcome 60% of consumers in the
survey reported that, "my chiropractor has improved the quality of