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By the numbers

By Timothy Cocks Science and the world 15 Mar 2016

A snapshot of  a snapshot of Australian hospitals presented graphically in The Conversation today:

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Source: The Conversation, used under Creative Commons Licence

Second only to fractures, ‘Arthritis’ is the number two reason for admission to hospital. Back pain accounted for more admissions than bowel cancer and breast cancer combined.

A few thoughts – what’s the driving reason for people to be admitted to hospital for ‘musculoskeletal’ problems? What are they looking for? Do they get it?


-Tim Cocks


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Townsville: EP & GMI April 29-May 1 

Canberra: MONIS at the Australian Institute of Sport May 3-4 

Canberra: EP& GMI at the Australian Institute of Sport May 6-8

Adelaide: Pain, Plasticity and Rehabilitation May 14-15 

Noosa: EP & GMI June 17-19

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