Services for people with rheumatoid arthritis – UK National Audit Office report – 15 July 2009

Posted on July 20, 2009. Filed under: Rheumatology | Tags: , |

Services for people with rheumatoid arthritis – UK National Audit Office report – 15 July 2009

* Publication date: 15 July 2009
* HC: 823 2008-2009
* ISBN: 9780102955071

Extract from the press release:
“Too many people with rheumatoid arthritis are not being diagnosed or treated quickly enough, and some services for people with the disease are not coordinated enough, according to a report published today by the National Audit Office. Delay in treatment is detrimental to patients’ health, their quality of life and, with three quarters of people of working age when diagnosed, the economy. The estimated cost to the economy of sick leave and work-related disability for people with rheumatoid arthritis is £1.8 billion a year.”

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