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Musculoskeletal conditions What’s new from Cochrane and how might this affect your practice?


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Winzenberg, TM, Buchbinder, R, Shaw, K and Jones, G 2007 , 'Musculoskeletal conditions What’s new from Cochrane and how might this affect your practice?' , Australian Family Physician, vol. 36, no. 6 , pp. 433-434 .

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Many general practitioners would suspect from their
every day practice that musculoskeletal conditions
such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and
osteoporosis are common general practice clinical
problems. This has been confirmed by research
– an estimated 16.7/100 GP-patient encounters are
for a musculoskeletal condition.1 The costs to the
community of these conditions are high, both
economically and because they are a significant
cause of morbidity and mortality.2,3 Due to the high
impact of musculoskeletal disorders, the World Health
Organisation designated 2001–2010 as the ‘bone and
joint decade’ and, since 2002, arthritis and related
conditions have been an Australian National Health
Priority Area.4

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Winzenberg, TM and Buchbinder, R and Shaw, K and Jones, G
Journal or Publication Title: Australian Family Physician
ISSN: 0300-8495
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Copyright 2007 to Australian Family Physician. Reproduced with permission. Permission to reproduce must be sought from the publisher, The Royal Australian College of General Practitioners.

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