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Results were clinically trivial

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: (Published 11 November 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:1302
  1. C G Greenough
  1. Consultant orthopaedic surgeon Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Middlesbrough General Hospital, Middlesbrough TS5 5AZ

    EDITOR,--T W Meade and colleagues have provided further data from their study comparing chiropractic with hospital physiotherapy.1 Unfortunately, their report is far from convincing. The “headline” advantage of chiropractic over hospital management at three years (29%) sounds impressive but refers to an improvement of three points on the 100 point Oswestry scale, or one and a half responses on the questionnaire. …

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