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2021 Jul 15

Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken)

Bridging the Gap between Symptom Onset and Diagnosis in Axial Spondyloarthritis.


Passalent L, Sundararajan K, Perruccio AV, Hawke C, Coyte PC, Bombardier C, Bloom JA, Haroon N, Inman RD, Rampersaud RY
Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2021 Jul 15.
PMID: 34268914.


To evaluate a stratified screening process for early identification of axial spondyloarthritis (axSpA) considering: 1) wait times from primary care to rheumatology screen; 2) incremental precision and accuracy from primary care to rheumatology screen; and 3) diagnostic delay.