Practice Analysis of Chiropractic


The Practice Analysis of Chiropractic 2015 is a report that summarizes the practice of chiropractic in the United States based on the responses of full-time chiropractors from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Survey respondents reported information regarding their practices and professional responsibilities, then rated the level of risk to a patient’s health or safety when specific professional functions were poorly performed or omitted. This report also includes a summary of chiropractic research from around the world and data from previous surveys conducted in 1991, 1998, 2003, and 2009.

The practice analysis reports are used extensively to inform and educate state licensing boards, associations, legislators, and insurance companies on the practice patterns of full-time chiropractors. Additionally, the reports are used by educators throughout the profession and by the NBCE in the development of the NBCE Part III written and Part IV practical examinations.

Downloadable Practice Analysis of Chiropractic 

Cover Pages       Download (PDF)

Chapter 1: The Chiropractic Profession      Download (PDF)

Chapter 2: Review of Research Literature on Chiropractic Care     Download (PDF)

Chapter 3: Public Accountability for Occupational Performance     Download (PDF)

Chapter 4: Planning and Developing the Practice Analysis Survey     Download (PDF)

Chapter 5: Administering the Practice Analysis Survey     Download (PDF)

Chapter 6: Overview of Survey Responses      Download (PDF)

Chapter 7: The Chiropractic Practitioner      Download (PDF)

Chapter 8: Patient Conditions      Download (PDF)

Chapter 9: Professional Functions and Treatment Procedures      Download (PDF)

Appendix A: Association of Chiropractic Colleges     Download (PDF)

Appendix B: Survey of Chiropractic Practice 2014     Download (PDF)

Appendix C: List of Survey Participants     Download (PDF)

Appendix D: Organization Mentioned in Practice Analysis 2015     Download (PDF)

Bibliography: List of Works Cited     Download (PDF)

Glossary: Glossary of Terms      Download (PDF)

Index: Reference Page Numbers     Download (PDF)

If you are interested in earlier versions of the practice analysis report (from 2010, 2005, 2000, or 1993), please visit the Practice Analysis Archive page.


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