Most visits of most patients with rheumatoid arthritis to most rheumatologists do not include a formal quantitative joint count.


OBJECTIVE To ask rheumatologists about the likelihood of performing a formal joint count at each visit of a patient with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in standard clinical care. METHOD Direct query of rheumatologists at an international meeting of about 600 rheumatologists from 17 European countries. RESULTS Overall, 14% of rheumatologists reported… (More)