Proceeding on the assumption that the utmost possible number of actively diseased rA patients should be treated with an LAARD the treatment of all 372 rA-patients of the Mobile Rheumahilfe Hannover was analysed. As a result 44% of the patients did not get any LAARD. In case of the newly admitted patients the main reason was that the indication had not been sufficiently explored. In case of the repeatedly treated patients the most important reasons were a favorable course of the disease, the prevailing of contraindications and the patients refusal to take the drugs. It must be asked, whether the part of patients treated with a LAARD can be a criterion for the quality of a rheumatological care.
|Translated title of the contribution||Do Patients Suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) Get the Necessary Long Acting Antirheumatic Drug (LAARD) Treatment?|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 05.1988|