Fourteen facts about Australian RA treatment

Australian rheumatologists are closely following EULAR guidelines for use of medications to treat rheumatoid arthritis, concludes a study of Australian patients.

The main difference between Australian prescribing patterns and major international guidelines is a preference here for initial monotherapy with conventional disease-modifying antirheumatic drugs (DMARDs) rather than combination therapy, say the study authors

Including more than 12,500 patients, treated by 42 rheumatologists at 20 rheumatology practices, the study, led by Dr Jane Zochling of the Menzies Institute for