Quality of life and quality of care for patients with gout.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • Significant pain, activity limitation, and disability in patients with acute and chronic gouty arthritis lower health-related quality of life. Although many effective therapies are available for gouty arthritis, medication errors are common. One goal of therapy is to reduce the frequency of gout flares by lowering serum uric acid. Further, evidence suggests that the quality of care provided to patients with gout may also impact health-related quality of life. This article reviews evidence concerning quality of care and quality of life for patients with gout.
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    Keywords

  • Allopurinol, Delivery of Health Care, Disability Evaluation, Female, Gout, Gout Suppressants, Health Status, Humans, Male, Medication Errors, Outcome Assessment (Health Care), Practice Guidelines as Topic, Predictive Value of Tests, Quality of Life, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Severity of Illness Index, Treatment Outcome, Uric Acid
  • Authorlist

  • Singh JA
  • Start Page

  • 154
  • End Page

  • 160
  • Volume

  • 11
  • Issue

  • 2