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Title: The need for a chiropractic adverse events reporting system in Australia
Epworth Authors: Cunningham, John
Other Authors: Benhamu, Joanne
Hawkes, David
Issue Date: Mar-2014
Citation: Med J Aust. 2014 Mar 3;200(4):204.
Abstract: Following media reports of a complaint to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency regarding a 4-month-old baby’s neck fracture following chiropractic treatment for apparent torticollis,1 the president of the Chiropractors’ Association of Australia stated that “not a single serious adverse event has been recorded in the literature (worldwide) involving a qualified chiropractor treating a child since 1992”.2 However, an examination of the medical literature on adverse events related to chiropractic reveals an interesting story. A PubMed search for “chiropractic adverse event(s)” identifies 18 primary research papers since 1992 that could be classified as examining adverse events, none of which were Australian.
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DOI: doi: 10.5694/mja13.11347
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ISSN: 0025-729X
Journal Title: Medical Journal of Australia
Type: Journal Article
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