Journal article

Osteoarthritis: Models for appropriate care across the disease continuum

Kelli D Allen, Peter F Choong, Aileen M Davis, Michelle M Dowsey, Krysia S Dziedzic, Carolyn Emery, David J Hunter, Elena Losina, Alexandra E Page, Ewa M Roos, Soren T Skou, Carina A Thorstensson, Martin van der Esch, Jackie L Whittaker

Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology | ELSEVIER SCI LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a leading cause of pain and disability worldwide. Despite the existence of evidence-based treatments and guidelines, substantial gaps remain in the quality of OA management. There is underutilization of behavioral and rehabilitative strategies to prevent and treat OA as well as a lack of processes to tailor treatment selection according to patient characteristics and preferences. There are emerging efforts in multiple countries to implement models of OA care, particularly focused on improving nonsurgical management. Although these programs vary in content and setting, key lessons learned include the importance of support from all stakeholders, consistent program delive..

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Awarded by Arthritis Research UK Centre in Primary Care grant


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Awarded by Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship from the NIHR


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Awarded by Alberta Innovates


Funding Acknowledgements

Dr Dowsey holds an NHMRC Early Career Australian Clinical Fellowship (APP1035810). David Hunter is supported by an NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship (Grant Number APP1079777). Dr Emery holds a Chair in Pediatric Rehabilitation (Alberta Children's Hospital Foundation). The MOSAICS study was funded by the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Programme Grant (RP-PG-0407-10386). This research was also funded by the Arthritis Research UK Centre in Primary Care grant (Grant Number 18139). The JIGSAW-E study was funded by an EIT-Health grant (Grant Number 16016). Dr Dziedzic is part-funded by a Knowledge Mobilisation Research Fellowship (KMRF-2014-03-002) from the NIHR.