Ontario's Chiropractors Welcome Drummond Report

TORONTO, Feb. 16, 2012 /CNW/ - Ontario's Chiropractors welcomed the release of the Drummond Report and its goal of giving Ontarians a more equitable, cost-efficient and higher-quality health system.

The overall emphasis on health care collaboration, primary care, better use of resources and system organization, and the full utilization of a wide range of health professionals will improve access and effectiveness of care.

"Musculoskeletal disorders, including lower back pain, rank second only to cardiovascular disease as a major cause of chronic health problems and long term disability." said Dr. Natalia Lishchyna, President of the Ontario Chiropractic Association. "Utilizing a broader range of professionals to the full extent of their scopes of practice, as recommended by the Drummond Report, will help support physicians where chiropractors have demonstrated expertise."

Ontario's almost 4000 Doctors of Chiropractic provide low-cost evidence based care to millions of Ontarians every year. The profession looks forward to working collaboratively with government, health care stakeholders and our patients to help achieve a sustainable health care system in Ontario.

SOURCE Ontario Chiropractic Association

For further information:

Miguel Pacheco
Manager, External Relations
416-860-7183
mpacheco@chiropractic.on.ca

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