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released: 26 Nov 2010 author: AIHW

There is considerable variation in the type and extent of health services used and actions taken to manage the three conditions. While the management of osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis is primarily focused on reducing pain and slowing down disease progression, the focus in the case of osteoporosis is largely on containing its role as a risk factor for fractures and other associated complications.

ISSN 1833-0991; ISBN 978-1-74249-084-7; Cat. no. PHE 130; 44pp.; Internet only

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Publication table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Acknowledgments
    • Summary 
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Rheumatoid arthritis
      • Osteoporosis
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • What are arthritis and osteoporosis?
      • Management of arthritis and osteoporosis
      • Australian health care system
      • Monitoring health service use
      • Health care needs
      • Health service use measures
      • About this report
    2. Health service use for osteoarthritis
      • Prevalence of osteoarthritis
      • Treatment and management strategies
    3. Health service use for rheumatoid arthritis
      • Prevalence of rheumatoid arthritis
      • Treatment and management strategies
    4. Health service use for osteoporosis
      • Prevalence of osteoporosis
      • Prevention and management strategies
    5. Discussion
  • End matter
    • Appendix: Data sources and methods
      • Data sources
      • Age standardisation
    • References
    • List of tables
    • List of figures

Recommended citation

AIHW 2010. Use of health services for arthritis and osteoporosis. Arthritis series no. 14. Cat. no. PHE 130. Canberra: AIHW. Viewed 24 July 2017 <http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=6442472403>.

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