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Patterns of disease-modifying antirheumatic drug use, medical resource consumption, and cost among rheumatoid arthritis patients.

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We compared medical resource use and costs among rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients receiving alternative disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs). The cohort study used data from a managed care organization. Health plan members who were prescribed DMARD therapy for at least 2 consecutive months, were age 18 years or older, had at least 6 months of DMARD-free enrollment prior to the first DMARD, and had a diagnosis of RA before or during the first month of DMARD were eligible. Median du...

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Journal:
Therapeutic apheresis : official journal of the International Society for Apheresis and the Japanese Society for Apheresis More from this journal
Volume:
5
Issue:
2
Pages:
92-104
Publication date:
2001-04-01
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EISSN:
1526-0968
ISSN:
1091-6660
Language:
English
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359122
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2013-11-16

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