Patterns of Systemic Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis in the US: 2004-2015.

@article{Lee2018PatternsOS,
  title={Patterns of Systemic Treatment for Psoriatic Arthritis in the US: 2004-2015.},
  author={Moa Lee and Joyce Lii and Yinzhu Jin and Rishi J Desai and Daniel H. Solomon and Joseph Frank Merola and Seoyoung C Kim},
  journal={Arthritis care & research},
  year={2018},
  volume={70 5},
  pages={
          791-796
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To examine trends in the use of systemic disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) among patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) in the US. METHODS Using claims data (2004-2015) from a large US commercial health plan, we identified patients with PsA who initiated DMARD therapy. We examined baseline patient characteristics and initial treatment patterns. We then assessed changes in the DMARD regimen over the 12-month period after the first DMARD initiation date. Using Poisson… CONTINUE READING
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