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Musculoskeletal Research

Completed Funded Research Project

          The scope of musculoskeletal clinical trials in Australia

          Investigators: Rachelle Buchbinder, Allison Bourne, Christopher Maher, Bethan Richards, Sam Whittle
          Institution: Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Hospital
          Year: 2013-2014

          This study examined the status of musculoskeletal clinical trials in Australia between 2009-2013. It looked at: trials underway, conditions and interventions under investigation, the researchers, funding sources, where research is being published and how we compare to the rest of the world.

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          A Problem Worth Solving.

          In 2012 there were an estimated 6.1 million cases of arthritis and other musculoskeletal conditions in Australia (26.9% of the population), including 2.9 million people with back problems, 1.9 million people with osteoarthritis, 0.8 million people with osteoporosis and 0.5 million people with rheumatoid arthritis.

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