Guidelines for Chiropractic Quality Assurance and Practice Parameters: Proceedings of the Mercy Center Consensus Conference
Scott Haldeman, David Chapman-Smith, Donald M. Petersen, Jr.
Jones & Bartlett Learning, 2004 - Health & Fitness - 222 pages
The first-ever practice guidelines by and for the profession! These proceedings are the result of the landmark Mercy Center Consensus Conference in which chiropractic practitioners in the academic, clinical, political, and regulatory sectors met to reach agreement on standards of practice, producing guidelines for practice that provide a major step toward addressing the needs of the patient and assuring the quality and acceptance of chiropractic health services. This publication represents the greatest consensus ever achieved by the profession and is a must have for every chiropractic student and practitioner.
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Chapter 1 History and Physical Examination
Chapter 2 Diagnostic Imaging
Chapter 3 Instrumentation
Chapter 4 Clinical Laboratory
Chapter 5 Record Keeping and Patient Consents
Chapter 6 Clinical Impression
Chapter 7 Modes of Care
Chapter 8 Frequency and Duration of Care
Chapter 11 Collaborative Care
Chapter 12 Contraindications and Complications
Chapter 13 PreventiveMaintenance Care and Public Health
Chapter 14 Professional Development
Appendix A Endorsement by the Federation of Chiropractic Licensing Boards
Appendix B Summary of Recommendations Guidelines
Appendix C Responses to Guidelines Address to which comments on these Guidelines should be forwarded
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