J Horan. National study of the impact of managed care on osteopathic physicians. J Am Osteopath Assoc 2000;100(4):218–227. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2000.100.4.218.
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The study reported here was designed to provide insight into the impact managed care has had on osteopathic physicians' ability to practice medicine, as well as data to substantiate the prevalence of the specific problems encountered by the 40,000 osteopathic physicians in the United States. New data on the extent to which osteopathic physicians use osteopathic manipulative treatment was also obtained, as a review of the literature revealed only two previous surveys on the use of osteopathic manipulative treatment. The American Osteopathic Association hired an independent research company to conduct the survey.
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