La osteopatía como instrumento de reducción de costes en el sistema sanitario español
Ponce, David, 1968-
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Osteopathy has gained recognition within the field of medicine and physiotherapy. Its recognition within society has meant that many people use osteopathy as a means to achieving quality of life. The purpose of the study was to answer the question, whether it is possible to reduce healthcare costs
using osteopathy to improve or cure ailments related pathologies that people have. Similarly, to assess the current situation of Osteopathy in the Spanish health system and propose it as a tool to reduce healthcare costs. Through a systematic review of literature data yielded information linked to object research were obtained. At the same time a field of non-experimental in order to determine the relative to the implementation of Osteopathy to reduce public health costs lead was developed. To reach certain conclusions, it was necessary to develop a work-study, which included the implementation of surveys on 401 medical health professionals framed within the "general medicine and trauma", and 401 users of medical services who attended a clinic Osteopathic located in the city of Barcelona. The clinical benefit of treatment and improving the economic cost medium and long term was found. It was established that the Spanish healthcare system does not guarantee savings for the treatment of conditions that Osteopathy treats effectively, that on the contrary, it generates more costs. Osteopathy reduces healthcare costs.
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