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Economic benefits of musculoskeletal research

Investment into musculoskeletal research is money well spent.

A new study estimating the returns generated by public and charitable investment for musculoskeletal research in the UK has found that research into musculoskeletal conditions, such as osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and back pain, not only results in improved health outcomes but also generates economic gain for the UK.

Every £1 invested in musculoskeletal research leads to 7p of direct health benefits with a further 15-18p in benefits to the wider economy (i.e. spill over) every year, forever.

Yearly return infographic

Note-references and data sources for the statistics above are included in the full report.

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