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Epidemiology of arthritis, chronic back pain, gout, osteoporosis, spondyloarthropathies and rheumatoid arthritis among 1.5 million patients in Australian general practice: NPS MedicineWise…

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, January 2018
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Title
Epidemiology of arthritis, chronic back pain, gout, osteoporosis, spondyloarthropathies and rheumatoid arthritis among 1.5 million patients in Australian general practice: NPS MedicineWise MedicineInsight dataset
Published in
BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders, January 2018
DOI 10.1186/s12891-018-1941-x
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Authors

David Alejandro González-Chica, Simon Vanlint, Elizabeth Hoon, Nigel Stocks

Abstract

Previous estimates for the prevalence of musculoskeletal conditions (MSK) and chronic pain in Australia have been based on self-report. We aimed to determine the prevalence and distribution of arthritis, chronic back pain, gout, osteoporosis, spondyloarthropathies and rheumatoid arthritis and current consultations for chronic pain among adults attending Australian general practice, and describe their distribution according to sociodemographic characteristics and presence of co-morbidities. We investigated 1,501,267 active adult patients (57.6% females; 22.5% ≥65y) evaluated between 2013 and 2016 and included in the MedicineInsight database (a National Prescribing Service MedicineWise program), a large general practice data program that extracts longitudinal de-identified electronic medical record data from 'active' patients in over 550 practices. Three main groups of outcomes were investigated: 1) "prevalence" of arthritis, chronic back pain, gout, osteoporosis, spondyloarthropathies, and/or rheumatoid arthritis between 2000 and 2016; 2) "current" diagnosis/encounter for the same conditions occurring between 2013 and 2016, and; 3) "current" consultations for chronic pain of any type occurring between 2013 and 2016. The combined "prevalence" of the investigated MSK (diagnosis between 2000 and 2016) among adults attending Australian general practice was 16.8% (95%CI 15.9;17.7) with 21.3% (95%CI 20.2;22.4) of the sample consulting for chronic pain between 2013 and 2016. The investigated MSK with the highest "prevalence" were arthritis (9.5%) and chronic back pain (6.7%). Patients with some of these MSK attended general practices more frequently than those without these conditions (median 2.0 and 1.0 contacts/year, respectively). The "prevalence" of the investigated MSK and "current" consultations for chronic pain increased with age, especially in women, but chronic pain remained stable at 22% for males aged > 40 years. The investigated MSK and chronic pain were more frequent among those in lower socioeconomic groups, veterans, Aboriginal and Torrent Strait Islanders, current and ex-smokers, and patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure. The investigated MSK are more frequent among lower socioeconomic groups and the elderly. Based on information collected from adults attending Australian general practices, MedicineInsight provided similar estimates to those obtained from population-based studies, with the advantage of being based on medical diagnosis and including a national sample.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 99 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 15 15%
Student > Master 12 12%
Student > Ph. D. Student 12 12%
Researcher 10 10%
Other 9 9%
Other 24 24%
Unknown 17 17%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 27 27%
Nursing and Health Professions 12 12%
Sports and Recreations 4 4%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 3 3%
Social Sciences 3 3%
Other 22 22%
Unknown 28 28%

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#3,434,416
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Outputs from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#810
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#114,067
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Outputs of similar age from BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
#1
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