Data Sources: Select papers which offer definitions of primary care.
Data Synthesis: Several influential papers offer criteria necessary to be considered primary care practitioners.
Results: Primary care is comprehensive, coordinated, continuous and accessible. Chiropractic care meets this definition.
Conclusion: The primary care chiropractic physician is a viable and important part of the primary health care delivery system, with many chiropractic physicians currently prepared to participate effectively and competently in primary care.
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