Standards of care for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain: The bone and joint decade (2000-2010)

Walsh, Nicolas E., Brooks, Peter, Hazes, J. Mieke, Walsh, Rorey M., Dreinhöfer, Karsten, Woolf, Anthony D., Åkesson, Kristina and Lidgren, Lars (2008) Standards of care for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain: The bone and joint decade (2000-2010). Archives of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation, 89 9: 1830-1845. doi:10.1016/j.apmr.2008.04.009

Author Walsh, Nicolas E.
Brooks, Peter
Hazes, J. Mieke
Walsh, Rorey M.
Dreinhöfer, Karsten
Woolf, Anthony D.
Åkesson, Kristina
Lidgren, Lars
Title Standards of care for acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain: The bone and joint decade (2000-2010)
Journal name Archives of Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0003-9993
Publication date 2008-09-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.apmr.2008.04.009
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 89
Issue 9
Start page 1830
End page 1845
Total pages 16
Editor Kenneth M Jaffe
Michael A. Vasko
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, USA
Publisher W.B. Saunders
Language eng
Subject 970111 Expanding Knowledge in the Medical and Health Sciences
110322 Rheumatology and Arthritis
920116 Skeletal System and Disorders (incl. Arthritis)
Abstract Musculoskeletal conditions often manifest with the onset of pain and the resulting physical limitations. Musculoskeletal pain is almost inevitable in an individual's lifetime. It is one of the most common reasons for self-medication and entry into the health care system. Musculoskeletal pain affects 1 in 4 adults and is the most common source of serious long-term pain and physical disability. The monumental impact of musculoskeletal conditions is now recognized by the United Nations, the World Health Organization, World Bank, and numerous governments throughout the world through support of the Bone and Joint Decade 2000 to 2010 initiative. Individuals with musculoskeletal pain concerns are regularly ignored, their complaints often misunderstood by health care providers, and accordingly they do not receive timely or effective treatment. The standards of care in this document are designed to provide generic guidelines for appropriate care of people with acute or chronic musculoskeletal pain. This document was developed over a 4-year period using multiple international meetings and a Task Force of the Bone and Joint Decade for developing international standards for the care of acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. The final document is a product of the World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Evidence-Based Health Care in Musculoskeletal Disorders.
Keyword Musculoskeletal system
Treatment outcome
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

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