Quality of care: From measurement to improvement

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Abstract

Gout is a growing health problem, affecting approximately 7% of men and 3% of women over the age of 65 years. Although effective therapies for gout management exist, quality in gout care has been too frequently characterized as being "suboptimal." This review examines issues pertinent to quality of care in gouty arthritis with a focus on initial reports examining suboptimal care, subsequent efforts to develop quality of care indicators for gout management, more recently published evidence-based recommendations for gout diagnosis and treatment, and an ongoing international initiative to develop core outcome measures for acute and chronic gout.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)s114-s119
JournalClinical and experimental rheumatology
Volume25
Issue number6 SUPPL. 47
Publication statusPublished - Dec 3 2007

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Keywords

  • Gout
  • Guidelines
  • Process indicators
  • Quality of care

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Rheumatology
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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