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