Guidelines for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: 2002 update.

@article{Newsome2002GuidelinesFT,
  title={Guidelines for the management of rheumatoid arthritis: 2002 update.},
  author={Grace Newsome},
  journal={Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners},
  year={2002},
  volume={14 10},
  pages={432-7}
}
  • Grace Newsome
  • Published 2002 in
    Journal of the American Academy of Nurse…
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a progressive polyarthritis that is responsible for over nine million office visits annually. It is likely that most nurse practitioners will care for one or more patients with RA because approximately 1% of the adult population is affected by this disabling disorder. The guideline reviewed in this month's column describes the recommended care of patients who have been previously diagnosed with RA.