The scope of musculoskeletal clinical trials in Australia

Investigators: Rachelle Buchbinder, Allison Bourne, Christopher Maher, Bethan Richards, Sam Whittle
Institution: Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Hospital
Year: 2013-2014

This study examined the status of musculoskeletal clinical trials in Australia between 2009-2013. It looked at: trials underway, conditions and interventions under investigation, the researchers, funding sources, where research is being published and how we compare to the rest of the world.

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In 2012 there were an estimated 6.1 million cases of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions in Australia (26.9% of the population), including 2.9 million people with back problems, 1.9 million people with osteoarthritis, 0.8 million people with osteoporosis and 0.5 million people with rheumatoid arthritis

Musculoskeletal Australia (or MSK) is the consumer organisation working with, and advocating on behalf of, people with arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, gout and over 150 other musculoskeletal conditions.

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