88924 - Acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain: pharmacological management. Jan 2017.
- : Online
Online learning module coupled with an original peer-reviewed update on the pharmacological management of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain, including a practical algorithmic approach to long-term NSAID therapy for musculoskeletal pain.Relevance to General Practice
- It is estimated that 20% of primary care visits are due to musculoskeletal disorders, mostly arthritis, and many practitioners feel uncomfortable managing patients with common problems associated with these conditions.
- Musculoskeletal conditions such as osteoarthritis affect around 6 million Australians and have significant consequences for affected patients and society as a whole.
- The issues of the management of affected patients are further compounded by the fact that most are elderly with significant comorbidities and increased risk of adverse effects of medications.