Should chiropractics be Medicare funded?

The AMA is calling for an end to the Medicare funding of chiropractic treatment for children, saying "scarce" resources should not be used for "unproven therapies".

The call comes on the back of new figures that show as many as 440 children aged up to four were referred by GPs for MBS funded chiropractic treatment last year.

In 2007/08, there were 197 Medicare claims for chiropractic treatment for children up to four years old.