Identification of case complexity and increased health care utilization in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

OBJECTIVES To document biopsychosocial profiles of patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) by means of the INTERMED and to correlate the results with conventional methods of disease assessment and health care utilization. METHODS Patients with RA (n = 75) were evaluated with the INTERMED, an instrument for assessing case complexity and care needs. Based… (More)