Below is an excerpt printed from an article entitled, "The Economic Case for the Integration of Chiropractic Services into the Health Care System", by Pran Manga, Ph.D., University of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Here is what Dr. Magna says, "Chiropractic care is a cost-effective alternative to other professions management of neuromusculoskeletal conditions. It is also safer, increasingly accepted by the public as reflected in the growing utilization and high patient retention rates and there is much and repeated evidence that patients prefer chiropractic over other forms of care for the more common musculoskeletal conditions. The integration of chiropractic into the health care system should serve to reduce health care costs, improve accessibility to needed care, and improve health outcomes. There is an extensive body of literature demonstrating that chiropractic care for NMS disorders is effective though there (are) studies that question or dispute this finding. Suffice to say that there is not nearly as much nor as convincing evidence for the effectiveness of medical management of these conditions. Additionally, there is a strong and compelling consensus that chiropractic is safer, and patient satisfaction is higher than for other professions."