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In this review: “Global Estimates of the Need for Rehabilitation Based on the Global Burden of Disease Study, 2019: A Systematic Analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2019”
The Lancet

The Message
A review of data from a study on the global impact of diseases and injuries estimates that, worldwide, at least one in three people had a condition that would have benefitted from some form of rehabilitation in 2019, a prevalence rate that has increased estimates of years of life lived with disability — YLDs — by an estimated 63% from 2009 to 2019, to 310 million. Musculoskeletal disorders led the way, with low back pain being the most frequent MSK condition reported. Authors of the study believe that their findings make a compelling case for a worldwide effort to make rehabilitation a standard part of primary care.

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