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The first national clinical audit for rheumatoid arthritis

The first national clinical audit for rheumatoid arthritis
The first national clinical audit for rheumatoid arthritis
The first national audit for rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis has benchmarked care for the first 3 months of follow-up activity from first presentation to a rheumatology service. Access to care, management of early rheumatoid arthritis and support for self care were measured against National Institute for Health and Care Excellence quality standards; impact of early arthritis and experience of care were measured using patient-reported outcome and experience measures. The results demonstrate delays in referral and accessing specialist care and the need for service improvement in treating to target, suppression of high levels of disease activity and support for self-care. Improvements in patient-reported outcomes within 3 months and high levels of overall satisfaction were reported but these results were affected by low response rates. This article presents a summary of the national data from the audit and discusses the implications for nursing practice.
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Firth, J., Snowden, N., Ledingham, J., Rivett, A., Galloway, J., Dennison, E.M., MacPhie, E., Ide, Z., Rowe, I., Kandala, N. and Jameson, K. (2016) The first national clinical audit for rheumatoid arthritis. British Journal of Nursing, 25 (11), 613-617. (doi:10.12968/bjon.2016.25.11.613). (PMID:27281595)

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The first national audit for rheumatoid and early inflammatory arthritis has benchmarked care for the first 3 months of follow-up activity from first presentation to a rheumatology service. Access to care, management of early rheumatoid arthritis and support for self care were measured against National Institute for Health and Care Excellence quality standards; impact of early arthritis and experience of care were measured using patient-reported outcome and experience measures. The results demonstrate delays in referral and accessing specialist care and the need for service improvement in treating to target, suppression of high levels of disease activity and support for self-care. Improvements in patient-reported outcomes within 3 months and high levels of overall satisfaction were reported but these results were affected by low response rates. This article presents a summary of the national data from the audit and discusses the implications for nursing practice.

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Accepted/In Press date: 1 May 2016
e-pub ahead of print date: 9 June 2016
Organisations: Faculty of Medicine

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Local EPrints ID: 396968
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/396968
ISSN: 0966-0461
PURE UUID: 29f87aed-f8ab-4ce3-812b-9e58c949d1dd
ORCID for E.M. Dennison: ORCID iD orcid.org/0000-0002-3048-4961

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Date deposited: 17 Jun 2016 10:36
Last modified: 18 Feb 2021 16:46

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Author: J. Firth
Author: N. Snowden
Author: J. Ledingham
Author: A. Rivett
Author: J. Galloway
Author: E.M. Dennison ORCID iD
Author: E. MacPhie
Author: Z. Ide
Author: I. Rowe
Author: N. Kandala
Author: K. Jameson

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