Our UHN programs and services are among the most advanced in the world. We have grouped our physicians, staff, services and resources into 10 medical programs to meet the needs of our patients and help us make the most of our resources.
University Health Network is a health care and medical research organization in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The scope of research and complexity of cases at UHN has made us a national and international source for discovery, education and patient care.
Our 10 medical programs are spread across eight hospital sites – Princess Margaret, Toronto General, Toronto Rehab’s five sites, Toronto Western – as well as our education programs through the Michener Institute of Education at UHN. Learn more about the services, programs and amenities offered at each location.
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Arthritis is a major cause of disability worldwide. In Canada, one in five Canadians lives with arthritis and one in three lives with musculoskeletal pain. Arthritis is a disease that affects joints, bones and connective tissues profoundly impacting quality of life and reducing life expectancy. MSK is ranked #3 in terms of disability adjusted life years (DALYs) and is the most rapidly growing cause of years of lost healthy years of life. These conditions are the most frequent cause of years of healthy life lost of disability. With each passing day many more Canadians find themselves fighting this disease, which costs our economy an estimated $50 billion each year.
Arthritis is the leading cause of chronic disability in Ontario. It becomes increasingly prevalent with advancing age with one in three (33.8%) senior males and one in two (50.6%) senior females reporting arthritis. Although arthritis is associated with aging, a significant number of Ontarians in their prime working years are affected: at ages 45-64, 17.2% of males and 24.8% of females report a diagnosis of arthritis.
By 2035, it is estimated that over 40% more people will have arthritis. Overall, this increase will lead to 1 in 4 of the population being affected by arthritis and connective tissue diseases.
(Global RA Network)
(Canadian Institutes of Health Research)