Musculoskeletal disorders are now responsible for the highest non-fatal disease burden in Australia and also the highest costs to the health system, a new report shows. Conditions such as back pain, osteoarthritis and RA account for 25% of the non-fatal disease burden, ahead of mental & substance use disorders (24%) and respiratory diseases (10%), according ...
Musculoskeletal disorders now the most costly diseases in Australia
By Michael Woodhead
18 Jun 2019