Shared care or nursing consultations as an alternative to rheumatologist follow-up for rheumatoid arthritis outpatients with low disease activity--patient outcomes from a 2-year, randomised controlled trial.

@article{Primdahl2014SharedCO,
  title={Shared care or nursing consultations as an alternative to rheumatologist follow-up for rheumatoid arthritis outpatients with low disease activity--patient outcomes from a 2-year, randomised controlled trial.},
  author={Jette Primdahl and Jan S\orensen and Hans Christian Horn and Randi F\ons Petersen and Kim H\orslev-Petersen},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={73 2},
  pages={357-64}
}
OBJECTIVES To compare patient outcomes of three regimes of follow-up care for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) outpatients with low disease activity. METHODS RA outpatients (n=287) with Disease Activity Score (DAS28-CRP)<3.2 and Health Assessment Questionnaire<2.5 from two Danish rheumatology clinics were randomised to 2-year follow-up by either: (1) planned rheumatologist consultations, (2) shared care without planned consultations or (3) planned nursing consultations. The primary outcome was… CONTINUE READING