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Remote management of RA is a feasible alternative for outpatient follow-up

Presented By
Dr Mwidimi Ndosi, University of the West of England, UK
Conference
EULAR 2021
Considering the limited access to healthcare facilities due to the current pandemic, remote patient management has become a topic of particular interest. Remote management of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) provides a feasible alternative for routine outpatient follow-up. This is the main conclusion of a prospective, longitudinal real-world study among RA patients in the UK [1]. Remote management of RA could lead to increasing patient confidence in self-care and increasing shared decision-making. Moreover, remote management reduces the burden on clinicians [2]. During the COVID-19 pandemic, remote management has become an important tool. Dr Mwidimi Ndosi (University of the West of England, UK) and colleagues investigated to what extent remote management and routine outpatient monitoring decisions are interchangeable. The patients selected for this study (...


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