The current deficiency is not only a reflection of the downturn in the economy but a devaluation of the profession in terms of the delisting of provincial government funding, few opportunities for inter-professional collaboration, the absence of university affiliation and no new growth in public utilization.
Chiropractors have been excluded or marginalized by mainstream health care through the lack of a cohesive role identity, regulatory restrictions and limited spheres of competence. There are significant barriers to professional interaction and access to patient files, referral networks and diagnostic tests.
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