Cover: Measuring Chiropractic Practitioner Satisfaction

Measuring Chiropractic Practitioner Satisfaction

Published 1997

by Ian D. Coulter, Clark D. Danielson, Ron D. Hays

Survey research was conducted to assess chiropractic practitioner satisfaction. A 13-item practitioner satisfaction questionnaire, adapted from a dental instrument, was given to 44 randomly chosen chiropractors in Los Angeles. The item content includes income, professional relations, professional time, patient relations, practice management, personal time, professional environment, respect, job stress, and delivery of care. The results show that the chiropractors had a relatively high level of practice satisfaction. This finding compares with a very high level of patient satisfaction for the same practitioners.

Originally published in: Topics in Clinical Chiropractic, v. 3, no. 1, 1996, pp. 65-70.

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