OBJECTIVE: To report on a project that identifies and indexes public-use survey databases that contain explicit reference to chiropractic and CAM health care, and compiles that information into a web-based resource for the scientific community.
METHODS: Review of database source collections.
RESULTS: The utility and efficiency of secondary analyses as a cost-effective research strategy are well appreciated within the larger health-services research community, creating many possible opportunities for productive cooperative research endeavors across scientific disciplines.
CONCLUSION: The Chiropractic and Complementary/Alternative Compilation User's Manual is available for free download at http://w3.palmer.edu/carber/manualhome.asp, or by following the links at the Palmer Center for Chiropractic Research homepage.
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