Table of contents

  • Preliminary material
    • Title and verso title pages
    • Contents
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • Preface
    • Acknowledgments
    • Executive summary
  • Sections
    1. Introduction A National Health Priority Area 
      • Bone and Joint Decade Focus areas
      • National Action Plan
      • Statement of the problem
      • Aims and organisation of the report
      • References
    2. Burden of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions
      • Illness, discomfort and pain
      • Disease severity and disability
      • Health care/service use
      • Mortality
      • Inequalities
      • References
    3. Osteoarthritis 
      • Nature of the problem
      • Risk factors and causal mechanisms
      • Prevalence and incidence
      • Disease severity and disability Prevention and management
      • References
    4. Rheumatoid arthritis
      • Nature of the problem
      • Causal and risk factors
      • Incidence and prevalence
      • Disability and psychosocial impact
      • Treatment and health service use
      • Mortality
      • References
    5. Osteoporosis 
      • Nature of the problem
      • Risk factors and markers
      • Incidence and prevalence
      • Impairments and activity limitations
      • Current service use
      • Mortality
      • References
    6. Impact on functioning and quality of life 
      • Impairments
      • Independent living
      • Work disability
      • Social participation
      • Informal care
      • Health-related quality of life
      • Self-reported health status
      • Co-morbidity and disability
      • References
    7. Health expenditure 
      • Allocation of expenditure
      • Expenditure by health care sector
      • Trends over time
      • Expenditure by age and sex
      • Expenditure by type of arthritis or musculoskeletal condition
      • Variation in health expenditure between focus areas
      • Comparisons with other National Health Priority Areas
      • References
    8. Surveillance and monitoring Surveillance and monitoring issues 
      • A theoretical framework
      • Data classification
      • A national surveillance and monitoring system
      • Current data sources
      • Data gaps and deficiencies
      • References
  • End matter (170K PDF)
    • Appendix A: A National Action Plan for Osteoarthritis, Rheumatoid Arthritis and Osteoporosis, 2004 - 2006
    • Appendix B: Statistical methods and classifications
    • Appendix C: Health system costing methodology
    • Appendix D: Definitions of terms and measures
    • Appendix E: Statistical tables
    • Appendix F: National Health Priority Area indicators