Table of contents

  • Preliminary material 
    • Title and verso pages
    • Contents
    • Abbreviations
    • Summary
  • Body section
    1. Introduction
      • Management of arthritis and osteoporosis
      • Structure of this report
      • Data sources
    2. Arthritis and osteoporosis in Australia
      • Major medication groups
      • Medication use by area of residence
    3. Pharmacotherapy of osteoarthritis
      • What is osteoarthritis?
      • The extent of osteoarthritis in Australia
      • Pharmacotherapy
      • Pharmaceutical medicines
      • Complementary medicines
      • Trends in medications recommended by GPs
      • Expenditure
      • New treatments and COX-2 inhibitor recall
    4. Pharmacotherapy of rheumatoid arthritis
      • What is rheumatoid arthritis?
      • The extent of rheumatoid arthritis in Australia
      • Pharmacotherapy
      • New medicines and PBS restrictions
      • Pharmaceutical medicines
      • Complementary medicines
      • Trends in medications recommended by GPs
      • Management of new cases
      • Expenditure
    5. Pharmacotherapy of osteoporosis
      • What is osteoporosis?
      • The extent of osteoporosis in Australia
      • Pharmacotherapy
      • Pharmaceutical medicines
      • Complementary medicines
      • Trends in medications recommended by GPs
      • Expenditure
      • Changes to the PBS and other medications
    6. References
  • End matter 
    • Appendixes
      1. Description of medicines
        • Analgesics
        • Anti-resorptives
        • Complementary medicines
        • Corticosteroids
        • Disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs)
        • Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) and COX-2 inhibitors
        • Other medications
      2. Data sources and methodology
        • Data sources
        • Statistical methods
      3. Statistical tables
      4. APBS restrictions for biological DMARDs (bDMARDs)
      5. Usual area of residence-remoteness
    • List of tables
    • List of figures
    • List of boxes