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Table 4 Summary of non-Swiss studies reviewed

From: Chiropractors' attitudes toward drug prescription rights: a narrative review

First author, year of publication Location Survey method Number of respondents and response rate (%) Percentage in favour of prescription rights Percentange opposed to prescription rights
Jamison [20], 1991 Australia Postal 339 respondents, 20% response rate • 2% of respondents felt that prescription drugs should "frequently" be used in chiropractic practice, 31% indicated "sometimes," and 25% indicated these should be used "rarely" • 42% of respondents felt that prescription drugs should "never" be used in chiropractic practice
• Of those supportive of drugs, 84% favoured NSAIDs, 80% favoured analgesics, and 74% favoured muscle relaxants • 13% indicated that they "never" advise acute patients to take analgesics
• 59% of all respondents indicated that they advise acute patients to take analgesics "always," "usually," or "sometimes," while an additional 28% do so at least "rarely" • 27% indicated that they "never" suggest acute patients take NSAIDs (while the remaining 7% of respondents queried the meaning of the abbreviation `NSAIDs')
• 42% of all respondents indicated that they suggest acute patients take NSAIDs "always," "usually," or "sometimes," while an additional 24% do so at least "rarely" • Of those supportive of drugs, 65% were opposed to chiropractors prescribing antibiotics, 71% to steroids, and 74% to anti-hypertensive prescription by chiropractors
Jacobson [21], 1999 Oklahoma, USA Postal 304 respondents, 49% response rate • 54% favoured prescription rights for chiropractors • 28% of respondents "never" recommended OTC drugs to patients in their chiropractic practice
• 13% of respondents "often" recommended OTC drugs to patients in their chiropractic practice, 26% did so "sometimes," and 33% recommended OTC drugs at least "seldomly"  
Wilson [22], 2003 United Kingdom Postal 816 respondents, 58% response rate • 36% of respondents felt that chiropractors should be allowed to prescribe medications on a restricted basis (e.g. mild analgesics, NSAIDs, and muscle relaxants) • Data not reported
McDonald [23], 2004 North America wide - random sample Postal 687 respondents, 63% response rate • 54% favoured chiropractors writing OTC drug prescriptions • 51% were opposed to chiropractors writing prescriptions for musculoskeletal medicines (e.g. muscle relaxants)
• 89% were opposed to chiropractors writing prescriptions for any and all medicines, including controlled substances
Pollentier [24], 2007 United Kingdom - random sample Postal 263 respondents, 54% response rate • 28% of respondents felt it would be beneficial if chiropractors were allowed to prescribe medication on a restricted basis (e.g. mild analgesics, NSAIDs, and muscle relaxants) • 59% felt that limited prescription rights would not be beneficial