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Patient and provider factors related to comprehensive arthritis care in a community setting in Ontario, Canada.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12913945     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
OBJECTIVE: To determine factors that correlate with recommendations for nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic interventions (comprehensive therapy) in community dwelling adults. METHODS: Eligible participants were >/= 55 years of age with hip and knee arthritis symptoms and disability. Comprehensive therapy was classified as a recommendation for exercise and weight loss (if required) and any pharmacotherapy. RESULTS: Only one-half of participants received a recommendation for comprehensive therapy. Participants who had seen a specialist and a therapist were almost twice as likely to receive a recommendation for comprehensive therapy. CONCLUSION: In our setting, many people with hip or knee arthritis were not receiving even minimum recommended treatment. Changes in educational and organizational policies are needed to address this situation.
Richard H Glazier; Elizabeth M Badley; James G Wright; Peter C Coyte; J Ivan Williams; Bart Harvey; Annette L Wilkins; Gillian A Hawker
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of rheumatology     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0315-162X     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Rheumatol.     Publication Date:  2003 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-08-12     Completed Date:  2003-12-09     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7501984     Medline TA:  J Rheumatol     Country:  Canada    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1846-50     Citation Subset:  IM    
Sunnybrook and Women's College Health Sciences Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Comprehensive Health Care / standards*
Disability Evaluation
Middle Aged
Osteoarthritis, Hip / rehabilitation*,  therapy*
Osteoarthritis, Knee / rehabilitation*,  therapy*
Practice Guidelines as Topic
Quality of Health Care

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