Why patients with osteoarthritis need a 'mindset' makeover

A national osteoarthritis strategy released late last year noted that one out of four Australians living with the condition report having only fair or poor health.

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The strategy, endor­sed by peak patient and doctor organisations, said the ­disease was a growing and costly health ­burden, and that combatting it required a new mindset supporting patients on a ‘whole-person journey’.

In a similar vein, musculoskeletal experts recently called on doctors to help change the way patients with knee osteoarthritis think about

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