The scope, funding and publication of musculoskeletal clinical trials performed in Australia

Allison M Bourne, Samuel L Whittle, Bethan L Richards, Chris G Maher and Rachelle Buchbinder
Med J Aust 2014; 200 (2): 88-91. || doi: 10.5694/mja13.10907


  • Allison M Bourne1
  • Samuel L Whittle2
  • Bethan L Richards3,4
  • Chris G Maher5
  • Rachelle Buchbinder1,6

  • 1 Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Hospital, Melbourne, VIC.
  • 2 The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, Adelaide, SA.
  • 3 Institute of Rheumatology and Orthopaedics, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, NSW.
  • 4 University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW
  • 5 Musculoskeletal Division, George Institute for Global Health, Sydney Medical School, University of Sydney, Sydney, NSW.
  • 6 Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, VIC.


This study was funded by Arthritis and Osteoporosis Victoria. Chris Maher is funded by an Australian Research Council Future Fellowship; Rachelle Buchbinder is partially funded by an Australian NHMRC Practitioner Fellowship.

Competing interests:

No relevant disclosures.

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