David G I Scott

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OBJECTIVES To identify baseline disease-related predictors in patients with early inflammatory polyarthritis (IP) for starting subsequent biological therapy and to determine if patients who failed their first non-biological disease-modifying antirheumatic drug (DMARD) within 6 months were more likely to need biological therapy. METHODS Patients with early(More)
BACKGROUND Services for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) have evolved with the development of independently led outreach Rheumatology Practitioner (RP) clinics in Primary Care (PC). Their clinical and cost effectiveness, compared with Secondary Care (SC) services, has not been assessed. The RECIPROCATE study aims to evaluate their clinical and cost effectiveness.(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the outcome and cost-effectiveness of nurse-led care in the community for people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA). DESIGN Non-randomised pragmatic study. SETTING Primary (7 primary care practices) and secondary care (single centre) in the UK. METHODS In a single area, pragmatic non-randomised study, we assessed the outcome,(More)
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