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Health care services for those with musculoskeletal conditions: A rheumatology service; Recommendations of the UEMS section of Rheumatology / European Board of Rheumatology 2006
  1. Anthony D Woolf (anthony.woolf{at}
  1. Rheumatology Department, Royal Cornwall Hospital, United Kingdom


    Musculoskeletal conditions are very common across Europe, affecting all ages and the associated physical disability is an enormous burden on individuals and society. They can be effectively prevented and controlled in many situations but this is not at present fully achieved, in part because people are unaware of what modern management has to offer. Access to such treatment is essential for all who have musculoskeletal problems and this document outlines what services are required.

    • Europe
    • health service needs
    • health service provision
    • musculoskeletal
    • rheumatology

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