A nationwide cross-sectional overview of patients with rheumatoid arthritis followed in outpatient specialty clinics in Finland.

@article{Aaltonen2014ANC,
  title={A nationwide cross-sectional overview of patients with rheumatoid arthritis followed in outpatient specialty clinics in Finland.},
  author={Kalle Aaltonen and Tuulliki Sokka and Timo M{\"o}tt{\"o}nen and M. Korpela and Riitta Komulainen and Tea Uusitalo and Sirpa Salomaa and Toini I Uutela and Heikki V Valleala and Rami Study Group},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of rheumatology},
  year={2014},
  volume={43 4},
  pages={286-90}
}
OBJECTIVES We aimed to conduct a cross-sectional overview of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in outpatient specialized clinics in Finland. METHOD Consecutive patients were enrolled in the study. The data collected comprised demographic, disease- and treatment-related variables. RESULTS Between November 2011 and May 2012, 890 patients with RA (77% female) were enrolled from 14 sites. The median age was 59.8 years and the time from diagnosis 7.2 years. Values for the Disease Activity… CONTINUE READING

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