January 28, 2014 — The National Board of Chiropractic Examiners (NBCE) has just begun mailing surveys to more than 10,000 randomly selected chiropractors throughout the U.S. The survey procedures have been reviewed and approved by the Institutional Review Board of Palmer College of Chiropractic.
Results from the survey will be used to produce the Practice Analysis of Chiropractic 2015. This reference volume is the fifth edition of a document that was first published in 1993 and called the Job Analysis of Chiropractic.
The Practice Analysis is the only publication of its kind to focus on the role of a typical full-time doctor of chiropractic, presenting reliable statistics about demographics and practice patterns, as well as a review of recent research about chiropractic. Results of the completed project will be shared with educators, insurance companies, legislators, libraries, state licensing boards and others who need a reference concerning the profession.
Within the NBCE, the Practice Analysis is the foundation of the Part III and Part IV clinical and practical skills assessments administered by the NBCE. Its use ensures that the content of these examinations directly pertains to the practice of chiropractic. In short, the new edition will benefit every aspect of the profession, including the general public.
The accuracy of the Practice Analysis is largely dependent upon the response of a large number of practitioners. It is critical that those who receive the survey complete and return it as quickly as possible, either by mail or online. The submitted data will be compiled and analyzed, with the results being added to the chapters that are already in progress.