Most patients with RA 'have never heard of treat-to-target'

But an Australian survey shows there's readiness to consider the approach

Queensland researchers who surveyed patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA) have found 91% say they have never heard of the treat-to-target approach for their condition.

And a survey of rheumatologists conducted by the same team shows that physicians see lack of time as the major barrier to using a treat-to-target approach.

The authors say a digital ‘knowledge translation tool’ they have created might help doctors and patients working in partnership to use treat-to-target more frequently.

The patient survey was

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