Badley E, Glazier R. September 2004
Arthritis is a leading cause of pain, physical disability and health care utilization in Ontario. By 2031, it is estimated that 738,000 Canadians aged 45–54, along with 1.4 million aged 55–64, will be diagnosed with arthritis.
Arthritis and related (A&R) conditions stimulate a host of related costs. With more than four million Canadians living with A&R conditions, the attached annual cost is $17.8 billion, second only to costs associated with cardiovascular disease and more costly than cancer.
Following the 1998 ICES research atlas on A&R conditions, this 2nd edition paints a comprehensive picture of the impact of A&R conditions in Ontario from the 1990s to 2002 and proposes strategies to meet the growing demand for care and treatment.
Exhibits available in PowerPoint format.