This groundbreaking report details the rising cost of musculoskeletal conditions in Australia and makes a case for why there needs to be a proactive, strategic response.
Key findings include:
- $55.1 billion cost to the Australian economy, including direct health costs, lost productivity and reduced quality of life
- 6.1 million Australians already affected, of which 58% are of working age in peak income earning years (25-64 years)
- 43% growth in musculoskeletal cases projected over the next two decades, including a surge in older Australians living with the conditions