Development of an ASAS-endorsed recommendation for the early referral of patients with a suspicion of axial spondyloarthritis

@article{Poddubnyy2015DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of an ASAS-endorsed recommendation for the early referral of patients with a suspicion of axial spondyloarthritis},
  author={D. Poddubnyy and A. van Tubergen and R. Landew{\'e} and J. Sieper and D. M. van der Heijde},
  journal={Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases},
  year={2015},
  volume={74},
  pages={1483 - 1487}
}
The aim of this work was to develop a consensual recommendation under the auspices of the Assessment of SpondyloArthritis international Society (ASAS) for early referral of patients with a suspicion of axial spondyloarthritis by non-rheumatologists. The development of a referral recommendation consisted of four phases: (1) systematic literature review, (2) the first Delphi round aiming at identification of unmet needs and development of a candidate list of referral parameters, (3) the second… Expand
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