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released: 22 May 2014 author: AIHW

This report assesses the potential for existing data sources to improve our understanding of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions and highlights future opportunities for improving data for monitoring these conditions. A 4-step process is used to assess the utility of different data sources to provide relevant information on the 6 priority information areas required for monitoring these conditions. This methodological approach may also be useful for monitoring a range of other health conditions.

ISSN 1833-0991; ISBN 978-1-74249-572-9; Cat. no. PHE 175; 110pp.; $16

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    • 1 Introduction
      • 1.1 Structure of the report
      • 1.2 Why monitor arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions?
      • 1.3 Information needed for monitoring
      • 1.4 The disease continuum for arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions
      • 1.5 Priority information areas and key questions
      • 1.6 Assessment approach
    • 2 Data source descriptions
      • 2.1 Types of data sources
      • 2.2 In-scope data sources for arthritis and other musculoskeletal monitoring
    • 3 To what extent can in-scope data sources answer key questions?
      • 3.1 Key question 1-Modifiable risk factors
      • 3.2 Key question 2-Prevalence
      • 3.3 Key question 3-Prevention, management and treatment
      • 3.4 Key question 4-Health related quality of life
      • 3.5 Key question 5-Death and disability
      • 3.6 Key question 6-Health Expenditure
    • 4 Discussion
      • 4.1 Comparative assessment
      • 4.2 Future opportunities for data development
  • End matter
    • Appendix A: Data sources template
    • Appendix B: Index of in-scope data sources
    • Appendix C: In-scope data sources
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes
    • Related publications

Recommended citation

AIHW 2014. Data sources for monitoring arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions. Arthritis series no. 19. Cat. no. PHE 175. Canberra: AIHW.

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