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
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