Benchmarking: the five year outcome of rheumatoid arthritis assessed using a pain score, the Health Assessment Questionnaire, and the Short Form-36 (SF-36) in a community and a clinic based sample.

@article{Wiles2001BenchmarkingTF,
  title={Benchmarking: the five year outcome of rheumatoid arthritis assessed using a pain score, the Health Assessment Questionnaire, and the Short Form-36 (SF-36) in a community and a clinic based sample.},
  author={Nicola Wiles and David G. I. Scott and Elizabeth M Barrett and Patrick R. Merry and Eitan Arie and Karl Gaffney and Alan Jonathan Silman and Deborah P M Symmons},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2001},
  volume={60 10},
  pages={956-61}
}
BACKGROUND Treatment, and therefore outcome, of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) will improve in the next few years. However, improvement in outcome can only be judged against the probability of certain outcomes with current conventional treatment. AIM To document the five year outcome of RA in the late 1990s. SETTING Norfolk Arthritis Register (NOAR). DESIGN Longitudinal observational cohort study. METHODS 318 patients with recent onset inflammatory polyarthritis recruited by NOAR in 1990-91… CONTINUE READING

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