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Human Studies

2021 Feb 09

Rheumatology (Oxford)

Estimating the population health burden of musculoskeletal conditions using primary care electronic health records.


Yu D, Peat G, Jordan KP, Bailey J, Prieto-Alhambra D, Robinson DE, Strauss VY, Walker-Bone K, Silman A, Mamas M, Blackburn S, Dent S, Dunn K, Judge A, Protheroe J, Wilkie R
Rheumatology (Oxford). 2021 Feb 09.
PMID: 33560340.


Better indicators from affordable, sustainable data sources are needed to monitor population burden of musculoskeletal conditions. We propose five indicators of musculoskeletal health and assessed if routinely available primary care electronic health records (EHR) can estimate population levels in musculoskeletal consulters.