Dramatic rise in hospitalisation rates for MSK diseases: Report

Hospitalisation rates for musculoskeletal conditions have increased markedly over last 10 years despite little change in prevalence, new figures from the AIHW show. According to the report released today hospitalisations for arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and other musculoskeletal conditions rose by 13% between 2004-05 and 2013-14. Osteoarthritis hospitalisation increased by 15%, while rheumatoid arthritis hospitalisation increased by 54%, ...

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