The BILAG index: a reliable and valid instrument for measuring clinical disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus.

@article{Hay1993TheBI,
  title={The BILAG index: a reliable and valid instrument for measuring clinical disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus.},
  author={Elaine M. Hay and Paul A. Bacon and Caroline Gordon and David Alan Isenberg and Peter Maddison and Michael L Snaith and D P Symmons and Nick Viner and Asad Zoma},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  year={1993},
  volume={86 7},
  pages={447-58}
}
The British Isles Lupus Assessment Group (BILAG) index is a computerized index for measuring clinical disease activity in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), which was developed according to the principle of the physician's 'intention to treat'. The index allocates separate alphabetic scores to each of eight organ-based systems; a total score is not calculated. This study demonstrated good between-rater reliability for the BILAG index for each organ-based system. There was no evidence of bias… CONTINUE READING
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