Musculoskeletal conditions are the leading cause of pain and disability in England and account for one of the highest causes of sickness absence and productivity loss.

This profile's goal is to:

  • provide meaningful data
  • enable the commissioning of high value musculoskeletal services

Musculoskeletal data is essential for understanding the:

  • health needs of local populations
  • amount of people accessing services
  • cost of services
  • outcomes services deliver

Indicators should not generally be used in isolation but in combination to produce an overall picture of the local situation. By using these indicators in conjunction with other locally available data, organisations can have a deep understanding of areas of interest. By doing so, you can:

  • understand the deeper reasons underlying variation
  • identify opportunities for improvement
  • support the necessary work to deliver high-value services for people with musculoskeletal conditions

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