The therapeutic approach of early intervention for rheumatoid arthritis: what is the evidence?

@article{Quinn2001TheTA,
  title={The therapeutic approach of early intervention for rheumatoid arthritis: what is the evidence?},
  author={Mark A Quinn and P G Conaghan and P T J Emery},
  journal={Rheumatology},
  year={2001},
  volume={40 11},
  pages={1211-20}
}
OBJECTIVE The concepts of early intervention and early arthritis clinics for the management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were introduced almost a decade ago. The evidence for these is diverse and the best therapeutic approach remains vehemently debated. This review addresses these issues. METHODS The MEDLINE database was searched to identify relevant papers satisfying inclusion criteria for disease duration and no previous use of disease-modifying anti-rheumatic drugs (DMARDs). Where possible… CONTINUE READING