Early inflammatory arthritis care

There has been a great Editorial in the Journal of Rheumatology Journal this month on the National Early Inflammatory Arthritis audit. Results show considerable improvement in patient outcomes following starting DMARDS promptly, including better mental health outcomes.
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The National Early Inflammatory Arthritis Audit (NEIAA), commissioned by the UK Health Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) and run by the British Society for Rheumatology (BSR), launched in May 2018 and will continue until at least October 2022. The audit set out to assess early inflammatory arthritis care quality across all rheumatology departments in England and Wales, by measuring the care provided to suspected and new confirmed adult cases. NEIAA supplies care providers with nationally benchmarked information on their services. During its first year, NEIAA captured data on over 20 000 people presenting to rheumatology services for the first time.

Read the full article here: https://academic.oup.com/rheumatology/article/59/11/3127/5900827