Arthritis Australia has launched a National Strategic Action Plan for Arthritis and is calling on government at all levels to invest in implementing the Action Plan to transform future outcomes and quality of life for people living with the pain of arthritis.

Dave chats with Andrew Mills, CEO of Arthritis Australia who says Currently two-thirds of Australians with arthritis report that they are faring badly with their condition, with the most common problems being inadequate pain management, lack of information and support, and the high costs of care. Recent research says that hip and knee replacement for osteoarthritis already cost the health system more than $2.5 billion a year and this is projected to double to over $5 billion in the next 10 years if we don’t do more to prevent and better manage the condition.

 

 

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