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The importance of the patients' experience of RA compared with clinical measures of disease activity.

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Improvements in rheumatoid arthritis (RA) treatment have led to an increased focus on specialized and validated outcome measures, resulting in a decrease in the use of subjective assessments such as patient perceptions. However, to achieve optimal outcomes in the treatment of RA, there is a need to balance clinical goals with those that may be more important to patients. Although the treatment goals of physicians and patients are generally aligned, the framework in which these goals are expre...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, NDORMS
Journal:
Clinical and experimental rheumatology
Volume:
28
Issue:
3 Suppl 59
Pages:
S28-S31
Publication date:
2010
EISSN:
1593-098X
ISSN:
0392-856X
URN:
uuid:fdfb9852-1769-4dd3-8c60-30a07da62d06
Source identifiers:
228386
Local pid:
pubs:228386

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