Should contemporary rheumatoid arthritis clinical trials be more like standard patient care and vice versa?

@article{Pincus2004ShouldCR,
  title={Should contemporary rheumatoid arthritis clinical trials be more like standard patient care and vice versa?},
  author={Theodore Pincus and Tuulikki Sokka},
  journal={Annals of the rheumatic diseases},
  year={2004},
  volume={63 Suppl 2},
  pages={ii32-ii39}
}
The information used by rheumatologists when delivering care to patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is derived mainly from two sources: randomised controlled clinical trials and experience in clinical care. However, these two sources differ significantly because (a) the extensive inclusion and exclusion criteria result in clinical trial participants being recruited from only a minority of patients seen in standard clinical care; (b) assessments in clinical trials are conducted according to… CONTINUE READING

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