Economic burden of rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review.

@article{Cooper2000EconomicBO,
  title={Economic burden of rheumatoid arthritis: a systematic review.},
  author={Nicola J Cooper},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2000},
  volume={39 1},
  pages={
          28-33
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To summarize the state of knowledge with regard to the economic impact of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and to highlight any weaknesses in the work conducted to date, so as to inform future RA cost-of-illness studies. METHODS Four computerized literature databases were searched to identify all the literature relevant to this review. Seven elements indicating a quality cost-of-illness study were established and used to appraise the literature identified critically. Where possible, costs… 

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