The individual and socioeconomic impact of osteoarthritis

Hunter, David J., Schofield, Deborah, and Callander, Emily (2014) The individual and socioeconomic impact of osteoarthritis. Nature Reviews Rheumatology, 10. pp. 437-441.

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Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a highly prevalent, disabling disease, with a commensurate tremendous individual and socioeconomic burden. This Perspectives article focuses on the burden of OA for the individual, the health-care system and society, to draw attention to the magnitude of the current problem with some reference to projected figures. We have an urgent opportunity to make fundamental changes to the way we care for individuals with OA that will have an effect upon the direct and indirect costs of this disease. By focusing on the burden of this prevalent, disabling, and costly disease, we hope to highlight the opportunity for shifts in health-care policy towards prevention and chronic-disease management.

Item ID: 41189
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1759-4804
Keywords: arthritis; economic; costs of illness
Funders: National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), Australian Research Council (ARC)
Projects and Grants: NHMRC APP1052742, ARC Future Fellowship FT0991246
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2015 01:14
FoR Codes: 14 ECONOMICS > 1402 Applied Economics > 140208 Health Economics @ 100%
SEO Codes: 91 ECONOMIC FRAMEWORK > 9102 Microeconomics > 910209 Preference, Behaviour and Welfare @ 50%
92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) @ 50%
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