Confessions of a Quackbuster

This blog deals with healthcare consumer protection, and is therefore about quackery, healthfraud, chiropractic, and other forms of so-Called "Alternative" Medicine (sCAM).

Sunday, March 27, 2005

Chiropractic loan default problem

Defaulted Borrowers
Health Education Assistance Loans (HEAL)

Full list

By Profession
Note: MDs listed under Allopathic Medicine

Discipline ------------ Total --------- Amt Due

Allopathic Medicine ----- 177 ---------- $21,857,866
Chiropractic ------------- 734 --------- $67,412,405
Clinical Psychology ------- 33 ------------ $2,891,992
Dentistry ----------------- 262 ---------- $36,390,255
Health Administration ----- 3 -------------- $158,960
Optometry ----------------- 27 ------------ $1,817,239
Osteopathy ---------------- 27 ------------ $3,964,559
Pharmacy ------------------ 20 ------------ $1,088,140
Podiatry ------------------- 99 ----------- $17,241,235
Public Health --------------- 8 --------------- $812,824
Veterinary Medicine ------- 1 ---------------- $40,803

Total: ------------------1,391 -------- $153,676,278

An analysis of these statistics based on the numbers of members in the professions would be quite interesting. Chiropractic would fare far worse in such an analysis.


Related links:

Chiropractic college's top administrator steps down

The Student Loan Mess: Why Chiropractic Is in Trouble

Analysis of the Chiropractic Section of the Occupational Outlook Handbook

Chiropractic: A Risky Career

Can You Advise about Chiropractic Schools?,

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