Led by the Royal College of Psychiatrists
The full title of the project is
A Systematic Review of the Health Economics of Psychological Interventions for Musculoskeletal Disorders
To systematically review health economic evaluations of psychological interventions in musculoskeletal disorders.
- To systematically review the cost-of-illness of co-morbid psychiatric disorder in musculoskeletal disease, particularly the inflammatory arthritides.
- To systematically review the cost of symptom based musculoskeletal disorders such as fibromyalgia and chronic back pain
- To systematically review the cost-benefit, cost-effectiveness and cost-utility of psychological interventions aimed primarily at psychological symptoms and wellbeing in musculoskeletal disorders.
The other Colleges involved are the Royal College of General Practitioners, the Faculty of Occupational Medicine and the Royal College of Physicians of London.
Funding was agreed at the July 2011 meeting of the Academy Project Governance Committee.