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ID 21861
  Title Perceived effects of the delisting of chiropractic services from the Ontario Health Insurance Plan on practice activities: A survey of chiropractors in Toronto, Ontario
Journal J Can Chiropr Assoc. 2011 Sep;55(3):193-203
Peer Review Yes
Publication Type Article
Abstract/Notes The purpose of this study was to survey a random sample of Toronto chiropractors and gather their perceptions of the effects that the delisting of chiropractic services from OHIP had on their practices profiles.

Methods: A survey was mailed to 199 chiropractors who were asked to disclose demographic information, if they were in practice at the time when OHIP coverage was in effect, the perceived effect OHIP delisting had on their patient volumes, income, the profession’s credibility and if they would be in favor of having OHIP reinstated.

Results: Among the 123 respondents in practice during OHIP coverage (n = 92), 48.9% indicated they perceived their practice income and 36.6% perceived their patient volume was negatively affected; 57.5% reported both had subsequently recovered. Almost 50% perceived OHIP delisting negatively affected the profession’s credibility and 46.1% of respondents were in favor of it being reinstated for chiropractic services; this percentage was much higher among chiropractors who were not in practice during the time of OHIP coverage.

Conclusion: Most chiropractors reported that patient volumes and incomes have returned to pre-delisting levels and few chiropractors who were in practice parduring OHIP coverage expressed interest in having it reinstated.

Cette étude avait pour objet d’effectuer un sondage auprès de chiropraticiens de Toronto afin de recueillir leurs perceptions sur les conséquences du retrait des services de chiropractie de l’ASO sur le profil de leur pratique.

Méthodes : Un sondage fut posté à 199 chiropracticiens à qui l’on a demandé de divulguer des renseignements démographiques, s’ils exerçaient leur profession au moment l’ASO couvrait ces soins, les conséquences du retrait de la part de l’ASO sur leur clientèle, leurs revenus, la crédibilité de la profession, et s’ils seraient favorables à ce que les soins soient de nouveau couverts par l’ASO.

Résultats : Parmi les 123 répondants qui exerçaient leur profession durant la période où les soins étaient couverts par l’ASO (n = 92), 48,9 % ont indiqué que leurs revenus avaient diminué, et 36,6 % ont indiqué que leur clientèle avait diminué ; 57,5 % ont affirmé que leurs revenus et leur clientèle avaient subséquemment augmenté au niveau antérieur. Près de 50 % ont perçu le retrait de l’ASO comme ayant une influence négative sur la crédibilité de la profession, et 46,1 % des répondants étaient favorables à ce que les soins soient de nouveau couverts par l’ASO.

Conclusion : La plupart des chiropraticiens ont indiqué que leur clientèle et leurs revenus étaient maintenant identiques au niveau antérieur, et quelques chiropraticiens qui exerçaient leur profession au moment l’ASO couvrait ces soins ont démontré de l’intérêt envers le retour de la couverture de l’ASO.

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