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Table 3 Considerations for CAM research

From: Considerations for practice-based research: a cross-sectional survey of chiropractic, acupuncture and massage practices

Practice considerations Practitioner considerations
Patient volume (new vs. return), unique patient visits in a given period of time Patient volume (new vs. return), unique patient visits in a given period of time
Number and types of practitioners at the location Business relationship to the practice (e.g. degree of practitioner autonomy)
Number of locations at which practitioners work. Practitioner payor mix (e.g. self-pay, insurance coverage)
Presence of administrative or clinical support staff for study activities Time spent at a given location, co-management and referrals of patients between practitioners.