Advantages and limitations of quantitative measures to assess rheumatoid arthritis: joint counts, radiographs, laboratory tests, and patient questionnaires.

@article{Pincus2006AdvantagesAL,
  title={Advantages and limitations of quantitative measures to assess rheumatoid arthritis: joint counts, radiographs, laboratory tests, and patient questionnaires.},
  author={Theodore Pincus},
  journal={Bulletin of the NYU hospital for joint diseases},
  year={2006},
  volume={64 1-2},
  pages={32-9}
}
  • Theodore Pincus
  • Published 2006 in Bulletin of the NYU hospital for joint diseases
Medical care is advanced by quantitative measures, all of which have advantages and limitations. No single "gold standard" measure, analogous to blood pressure, is available for diagnosis, prognosis, and management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA). Four types of measures have been used, including joint counts, radiographs, laboratory tests, and patient… CONTINUE READING