Improved survival in rheumatoid arthritis: a general population-based cohort study.

@article{Zhang2017ImprovedSI,
  title={Improved survival in rheumatoid arthritis: a general population-based cohort study.},
  author={Yuqing Zhang and Na Lu and Christine E Peloquin and Maureen Dubreuil and Tuhina Neogi and Juan Antonio Avi{\~n}a-Zubieta and Sharan K. Rai and Hyon K. Choi},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2017},
  volume={76 2},
  pages={408-413}
}
OBJECTIVE Mortality trends of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) are largely unknown over the past decade when new drugs and management strategies have been adopted to effectively treat RA. METHODS Using The Health Improvement Network, an electronic medical record database representative of the UK general population, we identified patients with incident RA and up to five individuals without RA matched for age, sex and year of diagnosis between 1999 and 2014. The RA cohort was divided in two sub… CONTINUE READING