EFFECTS OF MANUAL MEDICINE ON ABSENTEEISM
 
   

Effects of Manual Medicine on Absenteeism

This section is compiled by Frank M. Painter, D.C.
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FROM:   J Man Med 1991;   6 (2):   4953

Patijn, J.; Durinck, J


In a historical follow-up study the effect of manual medicine on absenteeism was studied in 634 patients. The absenteeism among persons treated with manual medicine (exclusively by physicians) was compared with the absenteeism among persons with an ICD (International Classification of Diseases) diagnosis in main group 13 (diseases of the locomotor system) as applied in an occupational health service. The controls received no treatment at all, or other than manual medicine. The total absenteeism in the 12 months following the manipulative treatment (patient group) was compared with the absenteeism in the 12 months following establishment of the ICD diagnosis in the control group. The primary absenteeism in a preceding period of 1 year was taken into account in both the patient group and the control group. Absenteeism was found to be much lower in the patient group after manipulative treatment than in the control group.

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