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Cost-effective osteopathic manipulative medicine: a literature review of cost-effectiveness analyses for osteopathic manipulative treatment.
The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association
  • Russell Gamber, University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Shane Holland, East Tennessee State University
  • David Russo, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
  • Des Cruser, University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Peter E. Hilsenrath, University of North Texas Health Science Center
Document Type
Article
DOI
10.7556/jaoa.2005.105.8.357
Publication Date
8-1-2005
Abstract
Despite the value that osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM) may offer to healthcare consumers in a managed care, evidence-based healthcare system, very little research has been published on the cost-effectiveness of osteopathic manipulative treatment compared with other treatment modalities. The authors searched MEDLINE and OSTMED for English-language articles published between January 1966 and June 2002 using the key terms cost-effectiveness, osteopathic medicine, workers' compensation, hospital length of stay, healthcare providers, and manipulative medicine. The authors then extended their search by reviewing the reference lists provided in the articles initially identified as relevant by these databases. The purpose, methods, findings, and conclusions of each study were evaluated for how the cost-effectiveness of OMM was analyzed. The authors conclude that the osteopathic medical profession needs to conduct and publish research that is consistent with current practices in the conventional medical literature.
Citation Information
Russell Gamber, Shane Holland, David Russo, Des Cruser, et al.. "Cost-effective osteopathic manipulative medicine: a literature review of cost-effectiveness analyses for osteopathic manipulative treatment." The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association Vol. 105 Iss. 8 (2005) p. 357 - 367 ISSN: 0098-6151
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