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From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
The Mercy Guidelines is the short name for "Guidelines for Chiropractic Quality Assurance and Practice Parameters" which outine the proceedings of the 'Mercy Center Consensus Conference', published by Aspen Publications in 1993.
The guildelines were a result of a conference commissioned by the Conference of Chiropractic State Associations in Burlingame, California, USA in January of 1992. They were edited by its chairperson, Scott Haldeman, DC MD PhD. Their purpose is to present a set of principles to help guide chiropractors, healthcare professionals and third party payors in making decisions for treatment protocols for particular patient conditions.