Developing strategic priorities in osteoarthritis research: Proceedings and recommendations arising from the 2017 Australian Osteoarthritis Summit
David J Hunter, Philippa JA Nicolson, Christopher B Little, Sarah R Robbins, Xia Wang, Kim L Bennell
BMC MUSCULOSKELETAL DISORDERS | BMC | Published : 2019
BACKGROUND: There is a pressing need to enhance osteoarthritis (OA) research to find ways of alleviating its enormous individual and societal impact due to the high prevalence, associated disability, and extensive costs. METHODS: Potential research priorities and initial rankings were pre-identified via surveys and the 1000Minds process by OA consumers and the research community. The OA Summit was held to decide key research priorities that match the strengths and expertise of the Australian OA research community and align with the needs of consumers. Facilitated breakout sessions were conducted to identify initiatives and strategies to advance OA research into agreed priority areas, and fos..View full abstract
Medibank Better Health Foundation supported the OA Summit, but were not involved in the design of the study and collection, analysis, and interpretation of data as well as writing the manuscript.