The early presentation and management of rheumatoid arthritis cases in primary care

Nicholson, Amanda, Davies, Kevin, Smith, Helen, Rait, Greta, Tate, Rosemary and Cassell, Jackie (2011) The early presentation and management of rheumatoid arthritis cases in primary care. In: 40th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Society for Academic Primary Care (SAPC’11), 6-8th July, Bristol, UK.

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Abstract

Recent NICE guidance has emphasised the importance of early recognition and referral of patients with inflammatory arthritis so that disease modifying treatment can be promptly initiated. The timely identification of such patients, given the large numbers consulting with musculoskeletal complaints, is a considerable challenge and descriptive data from primary care are sparse. Our objective was to examine GP records from three years before to 14 days after the first coded diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis in order to describe the early course and management of the disease

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Schools and Departments: Brighton and Sussex Medical School > Primary Care and Public Health
School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Subjects: R Medicine
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Depositing User: Jessica Stockdale
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2012 12:39
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2012 12:39
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/40363

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