Prevalence and cost of musculoskeletal disorders: a population-based, public hospital system healthcare consumption approach.

@article{Osborne2007PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and cost of musculoskeletal disorders: a population-based, public hospital system healthcare consumption approach.},
  author={Richard H. Osborne and Mandana Nikpour and Lucy Busija and Vijaya Sundararajan and Ian P Wicks},
  journal={The Journal of rheumatology},
  year={2007},
  volume={34 12},
  pages={2466-75}
}
OBJECTIVE To use a population-level, public-hospital approach to compare the prevalence and cost of musculoskeletal diseases (MSD) with other clinical specialties. METHODS A healthcare utilization survey of 4 million individual records over 4 years, from all major public hospitals in the state of Victoria (estimated population 4.8 million residents in… CONTINUE READING