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Rheumatoid arthritis: the management of rheumatoid arthritis in adults [CG79]

Measuring the use of this guidance


Offer people with RA an annual review to: assess disease activity and damage, and measure functional ability (using, for example, the Health Assessment Questionnaire [HAQ]) check for the development of comorbidities, such as hypertension, ischaemic heart disease, osteoporosis and depression assess symptoms that suggest complications, such as vasculitis and disease of the cervical spine, lung or eyes organise appropriate cross referral within the multidisciplinary team assess the need for referral for surgery (see section 1.6) assess the effect the disease is having on a person's life.

What was measured: RA002: The percentage of patients with rheumatoid arthritis, on the register, who have had a face-to-face review in the preceding 12 months.
Data collection end: March 2015
Data collection end: March 2016
Data collection end: March 2017
Area covered: National
Source: Health and Social Care Information Centre. Quality and Outcomes Framework.

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