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Health systems strengthening to arrest the global disability burden: empirical development of prioritised components for a global strategy for improving musculoskeletal health

Andrew M Briggs, Carmen Huckel Schneider, Helen Slater, Joanne E Jordan, Sarika Parambath, James J Young, Saurab Sharma, Deborah Kopansky-Giles, Swatee Mishrra, Kristina E Akesson, Nuzhat Ali, Joletta Belton, Neil Betteridge, Fiona M Blyth, Richard Brown, Demelash Debere, Karsten E Dreinhofer, Laura Finucane, Helen E Foster, Francesca Gimigliano Show all



Introduction Despite the profound burden of disease, a strategic global response to optimise musculoskeletal (MSK) health and guide national-level health systems strengthening priorities remains absent. Auspiced by the Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health (G-MUSC), we aimed to empirically derive requisite priorities and components of a strategic response to guide global and national-level action on MSK health. Methods Design: mixed-methods, three-phase design. Phase 1: qualitative study with international key informants (KIs), including patient representatives and people with lived experience. KIs characterised the contemporary landscape for MSK health and priorities for a global strat..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This research was funded by a grant awarded by the Bone and Joint Decade Foundation. Additional funding was provided by Curtin University and The University of Sydney.