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Normal Medical Practice of Referring Patients for Complementary Therapies among Australian General Practitioners

General medical practitioners (GPs) in Australia are referring more patients to chiropractors than ever before, researchers report.  After reviewing two surveys of GPs in Tasmania and Victoria in 1997, investigators found that 55% of GPs in Tasmania and 93% of GPs in Victoria referred patients to chiropractors, osteopaths or massage therapists. The researchers concluded that chiropractic is part of the "normal health-care system" in Australia.

Easthope G, Tranter B, Gill G.   Complement Ther Med. 2000 (Dec); 8 (4): 226-233