Quality of care for gout in the US needs improvement.

  title={Quality of care for gout in the US needs improvement.},
  author={Jasvinder A Singh and James S. Hodges and John P. Toscano and Steven M. Asch},
  journal={Arthritis and rheumatism},
  volume={57 5},
OBJECTIVE To examine evidence-based quality indicators (QIs) in US veterans with gout diagnosis, and to examine the effect of demographics, heath care utilization/access, comorbid conditions, or physican characteristics as predictors of quality of gout care. METHODS Using the Minneapolis Veterans Affairs electronic medical record system, we identified a cohort of veterans receiving medication to treat gout between January 1, 1999 and December 31, 2003, and evaluated 3 recently published… CONTINUE READING


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