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National Initiatives

The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has established a National Centre for Monitoring Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Conditions to follow the impact of these conditions and the outcomes of management and prevention strategies. The centre monitors and reports in particular on the four focus areas of osteoarthritis, juvenile arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis. Visit the centre’s website to read more about their objectives, recent work and work in progress.

Arthritis and Osteoporosis in Australia 2008

Arthritis and osteoporosis are among the most common long term chronic health problems in Australia, affecting over 3 million Australians, and impose a substantial burden on the Australian community. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) has published a report with data and information from a wide variety of sources to provide a picture of arthritis and osteoporosis in Australia. The report addresses policy makers, the broader community, and anyone with an interest in arthritis and osteoporosis.

For more information, or to download the report for free, go here.


Content updated February 6, 2010

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