After reviewing the health insurance claims for 395,641 chiropractic and medical care patients, Miron Stano, Ph.D., lead researcher, concluded:
Those patients who receive chiropractic care, either solely or in conjunction with medical care, experienced "significantly lower health care costs... on the order of $1,000 each over the two-year period" compared with those who received only medical care. Specifically, total insurance payments were $1,138 (30% higher) for those who elected medical care only. The lower costs for chiropractic patients were attributable both to lower inpatient and outpatient costs and indicated that "chiropractic treatment substitutes for other forms of outpatient care."
- Stano/Medstat Research. Miron Stano, Ph.D. Oakland University.