Triage tool helps in early treatment of RA

An international classification tool for rheumatoid arthritis has been shown to improve triage decisions and reduce waiting times in an Australian population.   

It’s the first Australian study that has applied the 2010 ACR/EULAR Rheumatoid Arthritis Classification Criteria for primary care referrals, according to lead author Dr Lisa Cummins from the University of Queensland and Princess Alexandra Hospital.   

The approach includes checking for information on four variables, such as joint count, serology,