Australia’s official statistics underestimate the burden of gout as a chronic condition because of flawed disease definitions used by statisticians, rheumatologists say. Gout was recorded as having a prevalence of only 0.8% in the most recent Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) report on chronic musculoskeletal conditions in Australia, released in 2019, according to ...
Gout not treated as a chronic disease due to flawed definitions
By Michael Woodhead
2 Mar 2020