Better Patient Outcomes, Lower Costs with Medical Integration

For the last couple of years, there have been significant efforts towards integrating conventional medicine and chiropractic treatment. Both sides are now beginning to identify, recognize, and embrace their respective values.

Healthcare professionals such as doctors and nurses are signing on to become an important part of integrated healthcare practices with chiropractors. Both medical doctors and chiropractors are acknowledging the advantages of the chiropractic perspective on the progression of a particular disease.

At the same time, chiropractors have also shown a keen interest in integrating medical practice models, which will not only lower the costs of treatment but also yield better patient outcomes. 

New Frontiers

We all know that traditional medical practices lean more on symptom relief and pharmaceutical remedies – but, chiropractic treatment focuses more on the early stages of health development. For instance, chiropractic treatment works well for confronting the potential structural misalignments of the body and treat blockages before the condition evolves into devastating disorder.

Conventional medical practices have considerably maintained ascendancy in the public forum, chiropractic treatment has gained popularity recently – while gaining various state legislative victories, which boost and give merit to the right to seek chiropractic treatment. (*source: ceocfointerviews.com)

Here Comes Chiropractic

More and more healthcare institutions are initiating chiropractic care and are taking evidence-based approaches to the treatment and care of patients. Today, more and more clinics in the U.S are adopting an integrative medical approach with multidisciplinary teams that are engaging in interprofessional case management.

In addition, chiropractic clinics are adopting novel medical approaches including top-class imaging technology, regenerative medicine, physical therapy, and other support systems. This highly benefits the patients’ health outcomes and at the same time, helps to lower the cost of treatment.

Delivery of chiropractic care at hospitals and private clinics is perceived to have significant value among patients, healthcare providers, and administration. Clinical outcomes, provider productivity, cost offset, and patients’ satisfaction are foundational aspects of success at the clinical level.

Going Hand-in-Hand

The integrated medicine model (conventional + chiropractic care) addresses the primary causes of medical conditions, using a more systematic approach as well as engaging both practitioners and patient in a therapeutic partnership. In fact, it is a great evolution in the field of healthcare, which addresses modern healthcare needs in a holistic and way.

The integration of chiropractic care with conventional medicine is already beneficial for patients and healthcare professionals aklike. Now, doctors in collaboration with chiropractors can address to the history of patients and take into consideration the genetic, lifestyle, and environmental factors, which can positively impact long-term health and prevent chronic or complex disorders. In this way, conventional medical care supports the unique application of chiropractic care – which concerns the wellbeing and vitality for each person.

An Unbeatable Team

The collaboration of conventional medical models, physical therapy, and chiropractic care provides patients with excellent, well-rounded care. Numerous studies show that a disease can have various underlying causes – so the various skills sets of the team of medical professionals can work together to identify the underlying causes or issues as a result of any inflammatory process in the patient’s body.

For instance, these may include problems such as old and new injuries, muscular-skeletal imbalances, allergies, digestive issues, etc. When chiropractors and doctors work together under one roof, they can save patients the trouble of visiting different healthcare professionals to determine health issues an individual might be experiencing.

Research shows that patients are also pleased to have an integrated multidisciplinary team in the healthcare setting. We all know there is a clear difference between solving an issue and feeling better.

In this regard, it is important to know that pain is one of the last symptoms to present when you have a health condition. At the same time, it is one of the first problems to go away once care has begun. The collaborative work of chiropractors and medical doctors have the ability to show patients positive and effectual results using state-of-the-art strategies equipped with cutting-edge technological tools.

Lowering Costs

Furthermore, clinical research studies show that medical integration can significantly reduce cost per stay as well as improve health outcomes. However, this requires more research in the future – as there is a need for determining the long-term costs and benefits.

Healthcare institutions may find that complementary or alternative therapies, which can produce good market value for customers seeking such types of services, to be attractive ways to keep costs down. In fact, hospitals and clinics might themselves at a market disadvantage as demands continue to grow for chiropractic care. Therefore, it is vital for health institutions and care providers to use chiropractic services to treat pain, fix structural issues, and ultimately increase the quality of care using a holistic approach. 

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