National Osteoarthritis Strategy brief report Living well with osteoarthritis

Jillian P. Eyles, David J. Hunter, Andrew M. Briggs, Rana S. Hinman, Jane Fitzpatrick, Lyn March, Flavia Cicuttini, Sarah McNaughton, Dan Ewald, Michael Nicholas, Yingyu Feng, Karen Filocamo, Kim Bennell

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Abstract

Background Recommended first-line management of lower limb osteoarthritis (OA) includes support for self-management, exercise and weight loss. However, many Australians with OA do not receive these. A National Osteoarthritis Strategy (the Strategy) was developed to outline a national plan to achieve optimal health outcomes for people at risk of, or with, OA. Objective The aim of this article is to identify priorities for action for Australians living with OA. Discussion The Strategy was developed in consultation with a leadership group, thematic working groups, an implementation advisory committee, multisectoral stakeholders and the public. Two priorities were identified by the ‘living well with OA' working group: 1) support primary care practitioners in the delivery of high-value care to Australians with OA, and 2) enhance the uptake of high-value care by Australians with OA. Evidence-informed strategies and implementation plans were developed through consultation to address these priorities.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)438-442
Number of pages5
JournalAustralian Journal of General Practice
Volume49
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2020

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