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The relationship between social deprivation, disease outcome measures, and response to treatment in patients with stable, long-standing rheumatoid arthritis.

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OBJECTIVE: Patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) with lower socioeconomic status (SES) are known to have more severe disease, more comorbidity, and higher mortality. It is not known whether SES influences response to treatment in RA. We examined the relationship between area of residence (as a surrogate for SES) and baseline outcome measures and response to treatment, using data from the British Rheumatoid Outcome Study Group randomized controlled trial of aggressive versus symptomatic tre...

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Harrison, MJ More by this author
Tricker, KJ More by this author
Hassell, A More by this author
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Journal:
The Journal of rheumatology
Volume:
32
Issue:
12
Pages:
2330-2336
Publication date:
2005-12-05
ISSN:
0315-162X
URN:
uuid:244fb381-544b-4086-a04c-639e5f4cdb4e
Source identifiers:
250294
Local pid:
pubs:250294

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