Journal article

Innovations to improve access to musculoskeletal care.

Mellick J Chehade, Lalit Yadav, Deborah Kopansky-Giles, Mark Merolli, Edward Palmer, Asangi Jayatilaka, Helen Slater

Best Practice & Research Clinical Rheumatology | Published : 2020

Abstract

Innovation is a form of realising a new way of doing something, often ignoring traditional wisdom, in order to meet new challenges. Globally, particularly in emerging economies, the high burden of musculoskeletal conditions and their contribution to multimorbidity continue to rise, as does the gap for services to deliver essential care. There is a growing need to find solutions to this challenge and deliver person-centred and integrated care, wherein empowering patients with the capacity for self-management is critical. Whilst there is an abundance of information available online to support consumer education, the number of sources for credible medical information is diluted by uninformed an..

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