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Table 5 Treatment outcomes for patients in this study

From: A profile of osteopathic practice in Australia 2010–2011: a cross sectional survey

Outcome of treatment First appointment n (%) Final appointment n (%)
Improved 338 (45.3) 121 (16.4)
Much improved 252 (33.8) 280 (37.8)
Best ever 21 (2.8) 100 (13.5)
Resolved 33 (4.4) 211 (28.5)
Worse 13 (1.7) 2 (0.3)
No change 89 (11.9) 26 (3.5)
Complications of treatment First appointment n (%) Subsequent appointments n (%)
Increased pain 90 (12.2) 17 (2.3)
Increased stiffness 23 (3.1) 2 (0.3)
Dizziness 4 (0.5) 1 (0.1)
Nausea 2 (0.3) 1 (0.1)
Headache 10 (1.4) 2 (0.3)
Fatigue 13 (1.8) 4 (0.6)
None of these 598 (80.8) 700 (96.3)
  1. Reported complications occurred within 24–48 hours of first appointment, or those that continued to be reported after the second and subsequent appointments.