Table of contents

  • Summary
  • 1. Introduction
    • What are musculoskeletal conditions?
    • What is comorbidity?
    • Background
      • Prevalence
      • Treatment and health outcomes
      • Disease burden and health-care costs
    • Structure of this report
  • 2. Comorbidity in the community
    • What data are available to report on comorbidity in the community?
      • National Health Survey
      • Australian Burden of Disease Study
    • What do the data tell us?
      • Prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions
      • Age and prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions
      • Burden of disease
      • Number of comorbid conditions
      • Age and comorbidity
      • Types of comorbid chronic conditions
      • Type of comorbidity and sex
  • 3. Comorbidity in hospital care
    • What data are available to report comorbidity in admitted patient care?
      • National Hospital Morbidity Database
      • Chronic condition grouping
    • What do the data tell us?
      • Number of comorbid chronic conditions
      • Types of comorbid chronic conditions
      • Age and comorbidity
      • Treatment type
      • Length of stay
      • Hospitalisations with a musculoskeletal condition as an additional diagnosis
  • 4. Data gaps and limitations
    • Scope and coverage
    • Classification schemes
    • Completeness
    • Future work
  • Appendix A: Musculoskeletal condition groups used in NHMD analysis
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • References
  • List of tables
  • List of figures
  • List of boxes