Make no bones about it

Tom Barton

The Australian Government has made arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions national health priorities in the battle against chronic disease in Australia.

Chronic diseases usually have a gradual onset, are long term and generally lead to a deterioration of health. This is why they pose such a threat to the health of our working population. Arthritis is well and truly one of our most prevalent chronic diseases, affecting nearly one in five Australians. Though it is thought to be a disease of older people, 2.4 million of all sufferers are of working age. The cost of arthritis to the Austr...

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Published 09 August, 2010 | Updated 10 August, 2010