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Aims of this Guidelines in Practice animation 

Do we need to change how we manage patients with chronic pain from osteoarthritis (OA)?

Presented by Professor David Walsh (Professor of Rheumatology, Pain Centre Versus Arthritis, University of Nottingham, Honorary Consultant Rheumatologist, Sherwood Forest Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust)

This animation is based on a real-world evidence study using data from the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD) and Hospital Episode Statistics (HES). Based on this retrospective, longitudinal cohort study in patients with moderate-severe chronic pain associated with OA, the animation: 

  • describes the total healthcare resource use and direct healthcare costs associated with moderate-severe pain in OA vs matched control cohort without OA
  • describes the demographics and clinical characteristics of patients with moderate-severe pain in OA
  • describes the management of moderate-severe pain in OA in both primary and secondary care settings.




Date of preparation: June 2021