Journal article

National Osteoarthritis Strategy brief report Living well with osteoarthritis

Jillian P Eyles, David J Hunter, Andrew M Briggs, Rana S Hinman, Jane Fitzpatrick, Lyn March, Flavia Cicuttini, Sarah McNaughton, Dan Ewald, Michael Nicholas, Yingyu Feng, Karen Filocamo, Kim Bennell

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF GENERAL PRACTICE | ROYAL AUSTRALIAN COLLEGE GENERAL PRACTITIONERS | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recommended first-line management of lower limb osteoarthritis (OA) includes support for self-management, exercise and weight loss. However, many Australians with OA do not receive these. A National Osteoarthritis Strategy (the Strategy) was developed to outline a national plan to achieve optimal health outcomes for people at risk of, or with, OA. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this article is to identify priorities for action for Australians living with OA. DISCUSSION: The Strategy was developed in consultation with a leadership group, thematic working groups, an implementation advisory committee, multisectoral stakeholders and the public. Two priorities were identified by the 'living we..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The National Osteoarthritis Strategy receives funding support from the Medibank Better Health Foundation and the Australian Orthopaedic Association.