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Table 2 Comparison of Ontario chiropractors’ attitudes to drug prescription rights based on the number of years in practice

From: Attitudes toward drug prescription rights: a survey of Ontario chiropractors

Years in practice Agree % Neutral % Disagree %
Attitudes to chiropractors prescribing OTC MSK medicationsa
0 to 15 years 69.8 (369/529) 5.5 (29/529) 24.8 (131/529)
>15 years 59.3 (248/418) 6.9 (29/418) 33.7 (141/418)
Attitudes to chiropractors prescribing prescription-based MSK medicationsb
0 to 15 years 65.8 (347/527) 4.9 (26/527) 29.2 (154/527)
>15 years 56.5 (234/414) 6.0 (25/414) 37.4 (155/414)
Attitudes to chiropractors prescribing any and all medicationsc
0 to 15 years 12.5 (66/529) 11.7 (62/529) 75.8 (401/529)
>15 years 10.8 (45/418) 12.2 (51/418) 77.0 (322/418)
Attitudes to chiropractors counselling patients on MSK medication used
0 to 15 years 71.8 (379/528) 12.3 (65/528) 15.9 (84/528)
>15 years 64.2 (267/416) 8.9 (37/416) 26.9 (112/416)
  1. OTC = over-the-counter, MSK = musculoskeletal
  2. aχ2 2df = 11.24; P = 0.004
  3. bχ2 2df = 8.55; P = 0.014
  4. cχ2 2df = 0.68; P = 0.714
  5. dχ2 2df = 18.07; P < 0.001