Rheumatoid arthritis

Triage tool for GP referrals highly sensitive

A prioritisation tool developed by Australian rheumatologists to ensure the patients most likely to have RA are seen quickly by a specialist is highly sensitive, detecting 96% of RA cases, and significantly reduces their waiting times. Lead author, Dr Lisa Cummins, a rheumatologist at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Brisbane, says: “Early treatment for RA ...

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