Case management of arthritis patients in primary care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.

@article{Rosemann2007CaseMO,
  title={Case management of arthritis patients in primary care: a cluster-randomized controlled trial.},
  author={Thomas Rosemann and Stefanie Joos and Gunter Laux and Jochen Gensichen and Joachim Szecsenyi},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  year={2007},
  volume={57 8},
  pages={1390-7}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether providing information on arthritis self-management through general practitioners (GPs) increases the quality of life in patients with osteoarthritis and whether additional case management provided by practice nurses shows better results. METHODS We conducted a pragmatic, cluster-randomized, controlled, 3-arm trial that included 1,021 patients from 75 primary care practices in Germany. GPs were randomized to intervention group I, group II, or a control group. GPs of… CONTINUE READING

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