Call for more funding of musculoskeletal conditions

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Rheumatoid arthritis is one of many musculoskeletal conditions. Image: James Heilman, MD, Wikipedia Commons.

Data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare shows musculoskeletal conditions topped health spending in 2015-16, even though funding for medical research in the area pales in comparison to conditions like cancer and mental illness.

With the number of musculoskeletal conditions set to rise with the ageing population, Arthritis Australia is calling for governments to fund more research in area going forward.

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