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Clinical audit suggestions: osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis is a clinical syndrome of joint pain accompanied by varying degrees of functional limitation and reduced quality of life. It is the most common form of arthritis and one of the leading causes of pain and disability worldwide. Knees, hips and small hand joints are most commonly affected.

Standards

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance [CG177]: Osteoarthritis: Care and management in adults

Clinical knowledge summary

NICE clinical knowledge summary for the management of osteoarthritis

Resources

Read codes:

  • N05 Osteoarthritis and allied disorders
  • N09 Other and unspecified joint disorders 
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