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Systematic review of the literature informing the systemic lupus erythematosus indicators project: reproductive health care quality indicators.
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PMID:  20734353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
OBJECTIVE: Systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) primarily affects women of reproductive age. Here we summarize the scientific evidence supporting recently developed quality indicators (QIs) pertaining to reproductive health.
METHODS: We used a modification of the RAND/UCLA Appropriateness Method to develop QIs for SLE. We performed systematic reviews of the literature pertaining to each proposed indicator. Three indicators focusing on reproductive health were included in the final set. Relevant literature was presented to an expert panel, who rated the validity and feasibility of the indicators.
RESULTS: Three QIs were rated as valid and feasible. These indicators specifically address laboratory testing during pregnancy in SLE, the treatment of antiphospholipid antibody syndrome, and counseling for drugs with teratogenic potential.
CONCLUSION: We used a rigorous method to develop reproductive health QIs for SLE. In the future, these indicators can be used in the assessment and delivery of care to patients with SLE.
JoAnn Zell Gillis; Pantelis Panopalis; Gabriela Schmajuk; Rosalind Ramsey-Goldman; Jinoos Yazdany
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Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Arthritis care & research     Volume:  63     ISSN:  2151-4658     ISO Abbreviation:  Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-05     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101518086     Medline TA:  Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  17-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2011 by the American College of Rheumatology.
National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado 80206, USA.
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