The Burden of Musculoskeletal Conditions

  • Weinstein S
  • Weinstein S
  • 2002-2011 N
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Abstract

In 2002, the U.S. Bone and Joint Decade coalition presented compelling evidence to President George W. Bush that musculoskeletal disorders are the leading cause of physical disability. President Bush declared 2002-2011 the National Bone and Joint Decade to help bring attention to the societal impact of this increasing burden of musculoskeletal conditions1,2. The aims of the campaign were to raise awareness of the increasing societal impact of musculoskeletal injuries and disorders, to empower patients to participate in decisions about their care, to increase funding for prevention activities and …

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Authors

  • Stuart L. Weinstein

  • SL. Weinstein

  • National Bone and Joint Decade: 2002-2011

  • WebMD

  • The burden of musculoskeletal diseases in the United States

  • Committee on the NIH Research Priority-Setting Process

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