The burden of musculoskeletal disease - a global perspective

Brooks, PM (2006) The burden of musculoskeletal disease - a global perspective. Clinical Rheumatology, 25 6: 778-781. doi:10.1007/s10067-006-0240-3

Author Brooks, PM
Title The burden of musculoskeletal disease - a global perspective
Journal name Clinical Rheumatology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0770-3198
Publication date 2006-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s10067-006-0240-3
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 25
Issue 6
Start page 778
End page 781
Total pages 4
Place of publication New York
Publisher Springer
Language eng
Subject CX
Abstract Musculoskeletal diseases are one of the major causes of disability around the world and have been a significant reason for the development of the Bone and Joint Decade. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and back pain are important causes of disability-adjusted-life years in both the developed and developing world. COPCORD studies in over 17 countries around the world have identified back and knee pain as common in the community and are likely to increase with the ageing population. Musculoskeletal conditions are an enormous cost to the community in economic terms, and these figures emphasise how governments need to invest in the future and look at ways of reducing the burden of musculoskeletal diseases by encouraging exercise and obesity prevention campaigns.
Keyword Burden Of Disease
Who-ilar Copcord
Q-Index Code CX
Institutional Status UQ

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Sub-type: Article (original research)
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