EFORT White Book 2022

The EFORT White Book “Orthopaedics and Traumatology in Europe is a landmark publication for the future management of musculoskeletal disorders in Europe.

Degenerative and inflammatory joint disorders, osteoporosis and fragility fractures, musculoskeletal infections and tumours, injuries and many other related problems are affecting our population significantly.

This White Book is a comprehensive reference on current conditions and future needs, which can be used to facilitate decision making in our scientific societies as well as in European health politics.

This initiative is also intended to contribute to the United Nations “Decade of Healthy Ageing“ (2021-2030).

Its overall aim is to provide information that will inform strategies to reduce the burden of musculoskeletal disorders and trauma on society. The breadth of conditions treated by Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgeons are considered. The authors conclude that to offset the burden of MSK-disease society needs:

  • Better prevention programmes (lifestyle).
  • Good access to care with limited waiting times to get the right care.
  • Improved efficiency of healthcare.
  • Improving outcomes and thereby quality of life.
  • Improving cost effectiveness.
  • Better information for the patient about the expected outcome of treatment.
  • Increase of treatment capacity.
  • High quality research.

This first edition shall summarize the best available data to quantify the burden of musculoskeletal disorders, as well as the currently available infrastructure for its management.

EFORT White Book
PDF Document | 160 pages | 14Mb

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