According to research published by the United States Bone and Joint Initiative, musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis and back pain affect more than 50% of adults in the United States and are often the largest clinical cost driver for commercial employers, accounting for upwards of 20% of annual medical spend.
To put this in perspective, most employers spend twice as much on musculoskeletal conditions as they do on cardiovascular disease. Yet, employers often focus less attention and resources on musculoskeletal conditions, making it challenging to control costs and improve outcomes for employees with these disorders.
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