Work productivity loss due to flares in patients with chronic gout refractory to conventional therapy.

@article{Edwards2011WorkPL,
  title={Work productivity loss due to flares in patients with chronic gout refractory to conventional therapy.},
  author={Naomi Edwards and John S. Sundy and Anna V Forsythe and Steve Blume and Feng Pan and Michael Becker},
  journal={Journal of medical economics},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={10-5}
}
OBJECTIVE Joint pain and swelling during gout flares may lead to considerable morbidity and disability, having an impact on patient work productivity and social participation. The objective of this study was to assess how gout flares affect these activities in patients with chronic gout refractory to conventional therapy. METHODS A 1-year prospective observational study was conducted among patients with symptomatic disease in the United States in 2001. Inclusion criteria required patients (1… CONTINUE READING