The Use of Acupuncture by Chinese Medicine Practitioners in the Australian Workers Compensation System: Results of a National Survey

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Show simple item record Choy, B Walsh, SP Smith, NF 2012-02-10T06:09:20Z 2010-01
dc.identifier.citation Australian journal of acupuncture and Chinese medic, 2010, 5 (1), pp. 14 - 25
dc.identifier.issn 1833-9735
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.description.abstract Statutory recognition of Chinese medicine (CM) practitioners and their use of acupuncture in the treatment of injured workers does not exist in most workers compensation (WC) systems throughout Australia, even though they are an accepted part of that system. Consequently, there is little data available on the use of acupuncture and the engagement of the CM profession in this system. This paper reports on the first survey study designed to provide information on the CM profession's engagement with the WC systems and their perceptions of these systems. Results: Five hundred completed surveys were returned, which represented a response rate of 25%. Results indicate that over 50% of the CM practitioners across Australia were engaging with the various WC systems and despite this engagement were also reporting varying levels of confusion and difficulties with the WC system frameworks. There was a noted relationship between the demographic information collected (as part of the survey) and a practitioner's perception of the WC systems. Overall, practitioners' experiences of the WC system were overwhelmingly negative, irrespective of their state or territory of residence; yet, 67% of respondents reported they would like to increase their WC patient load in the future.
dc.publisher Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association
dc.title The Use of Acupuncture by Chinese Medicine Practitioners in the Australian Workers Compensation System: Results of a National Survey
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent Australian journal of acupuncture and Chinese medic
dc.journal.volume 1
dc.journal.volume 5
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 14 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 25 en_US SCI.Faculty of Science en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
dc.personcode 991074
dc.personcode 044474
dc.personcode 921144
dc.percentage 100 en_US Complementary and Alternative Medicine en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Acupuncture, Chinese medicine, Workers Compensation, demographic survey, Australia, work-related injuries
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Science/School of Mathematical Sciences
utslib.copyright.status Closed Access 2015-04-15 12:17:09.805752+10
pubs.consider-herdc false
utslib.collection.history Closed (ID: 3)
utslib.collection.history School of Medical and Molecular Sciences (ID: 341)

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