Utilization by Condition

 
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VIII.C.2

Lead Author(s): 

Edward H. Yelin, PhD
Miriam Cisternas, MA

Supporting Author(s): 

Sylvia I. Watkins-Castillo, PhD

Health care utilization by musculoskeletal conditions shows some variation from total musculoskeletal conditions. Arthritis and joint pain accounted for a substantial share of growth in health care utilization of all types. The rate of increase in all sources of health care utilized by persons with arthritis grew two to three times that for all musculoskeletal conditions. Osteoporosis accounted for much of the limited growth in home health care visits, increasing 133% over the 17-year analysis period compared to 34% overall increase. Growth in health care visits for injuries was slower than overall musculoskeletal conditions, while spine diseases health care visit growth rates were about even.  

Detailed data related to utilization by condition can be found in specific condition data tables and is also discussed under the condition section. See spine (Reference Table 8.2.2 PDF CSV); arthritis and joint pain (Reference Table 8.2.3 PDF CSV); osteoporosis (Reference Table 8.2.4 PDF CSV); injuries (Reference Table 8.2.5 PDF CSV); other musculoskeletal conditions (Reference Table 8.2.6 PDF CSV); and summary (Reference Table 8.3 PDF CSV).

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