The cost of arthritis is getting higher
Arthritis will cost Australia a staggering $7.6 billion by 2030 according to a report created by The University of Sydney for Arthritis Australia.
The report has been released during Arthritis Week to draw attention to the importance of tackling the multiple issues associated with arthritis, including the economic costs which are sometimes not acknowledged.
A key finding of the work undertaken by the university is that the number of Australians with arthritis is predicted to increase by 38 per cent, from 3.9 million in 2015, to 5.4 million in 2030.
The prevalence of juvenile idiopathic arthritis is expected to increase from 6006 children last year to 7334 children in 2030.