Variables influencing the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment in family practice.

@article{Johnson1997VariablesIT,
  title={Variables influencing the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment in family practice.},
  author={Shirley M Johnson and Margot E. Kurtz and J Cleo Kurtz},
  journal={The Journal of the American Osteopathic Association},
  year={1997},
  volume={97 2},
  pages={80-7}
}
A questionnaire was mailed to 2000 randomly selected osteopathic physicians to assess use of osteopathic manipulative treatment (OMT). In all, 1055 responses were summarized for the study. The contention is supported that OMT is being used less and less by practicing physicians. Only 6% of the respondents treated more than 50% of their patients with OMT, and nearly one third used OMT on less than 5% of their patients. A progressive de-emphasis of OMT use correlated with more recent graduation… CONTINUE READING
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