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The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases at the Start of the Millennium : Technical Report Series Report of a WHO Scientific Report.

Author: World Health Organization.
Publisher: Geneva : World Health Organization, 2003.
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To help better prepare nations for the increase in disability brought about by musculoskeletal conditions, a Scientific Group meeting was held to map out the burden of the most prominent musculoskeletal conditions. In particular, the Group gathered data on the incidence and prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, major limb trauma, and spinal disorders. Data was collected and organized by  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: World Health Organization.
ISBN: 9789241209199 9241209194 9240680152 9789240680159
OCLC Number: 181845545
Language Note: English.
Description: 1 online resource (230 pages)
Contents: Contents --
1. Introduction --
2. Global burden of disease --
3. Incidence and prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions --
4. Severity and course of the conditions --
5. Health and economic indicators --
6. Measuring the health impact and economic burden of musculoskeletal conditions on the population --
7. Describing health status and the consequences of illness or injury for the individual --
8. Inventory of published assessment instruments for musculoskeletal conditions --
9. Conclusions and recommendations --
Acknowledgements --
References. Annex: Estimates of incidence or prevalence of key musculoskeletal disorders considered for each WHO region.

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To help better prepare nations for the increase in disability brought about by musculoskeletal conditions, a Scientific Group meeting was held to map out the burden of the most prominent musculoskeletal conditions. In particular, the Group gathered data on the incidence and prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, major limb trauma, and spinal disorders. Data was collected and organized by world region, gender, and age groups to assist with the ongoing WHO Global Burden of Disease 2000 study. The Group also considered what is known about the severity and course of thes.

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