June 1999 Bulletin

Arthritis impact underrecognized, says CDC report

The impact of arthritis has been underrecognized, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

The CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 7, 1999, said arthritis accounted for 744,000 hospital discharges and about 4 million hospital days of care in 1997.

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