Rheumatoid arthritis

RA patients most likely to be re-admitted

RA patients are more likely to be re-admitted to hospital after joint replacement than OA patients. The large registry study showed a rise in 90-day readmissions in RA patients over three years at 5.8%, 8.9% and 10.6% for 2009, 2010 and 2011. For OA patients’ admissions remained similar at 6.7%, 6.7% and 6.8%. Medications and ...

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