OBJECTIVE: This report is an examination of the perceived need for business skills among chiropractors.
METHODS: An online survey was completed by 64 chiropractors. They assessed the need for business skills and current levels of business skills. Using this information, gaps in business skills are identified.
RESULTS: The need for business skills is broad, encompassing all major business functions. Existing business skills are well below needed levels.
CONCLUSION: The chiropractic profession needs significantly greater business and practice management skills. The existing gap between needed business skills and existing skills suggests that current training and education programs are not providing adequate business skills training.
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