The global burden of OA

Prioritising OA: the global burden of OA

Globally, osteoarthritis has been rising as one of the leading causes of years lived with disability both due to its functional effects and high world-wide prevalence. In the UK alone, 8.75 million people have sought treatment for osteoarthritis and frequent consultation rates for osteoarthritis are consistent internationally. Given this high global burden, even small improvements at an individual level in primary care have potential for significant population-level benefits.

 

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Accessing care and diagnosis

Influences on the decision to use an osteoarthritis diagnosis in primary care: a cohort study with linked survey and electronic health record data.

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Prevalence, incidence, impact

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Knee pain and osteoarthritis in older adults: a review of community burden and current use of primary health care.

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