Gout not treated as a chronic disease due to flawed definitions

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 ...

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